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Parents and their Child’s Property
June 3, 2020 Category News, Our Latest Insight
Many parents assume that they have a legal right to hold and manage their child’s monies, or other assets, without limitation. This assumption was correct under B.C. law until 2013 when the Family Law Act (the “Act”) was proclaimed. The Act sets out who can hold and manage a child’s money or other assets. A […]
Covid 19 Policy at Horne Coupar LLP – May 21, 2020
May 26, 2020 Category News
OVERVIEW AND PERSPECTIVE The firm has been relatively proactive in developing a COVID-19 policy from the initial email of March13, 2020 and subsequent updates. It is important to address our situation on Vancouver Island in a comparative context. We have been as successful as any Western jurisdiction in containing the first wave of the virus. […]
Important news regarding Representation Grants and estates
April 22, 2020 Category News
If you are an executor and have a Representation Grant dated October 23, 2019 or later, you should be aware that the suspension of all legal limitation periods effective March 27, 2020. This suspension applies to the 210 day period from the grant of probate prohibiting distributions from an estate in s. 151 of the Wills […]
March 17, 2020 Category News
Horne Coupar LLP has been closely monitoring developments with respect to the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus. Our priority is to protect the health and wellbeing of our clients, our staff, and our larger community. We also remain committed to providing our clients with uninterrupted service during this time. Accordingly, upon the advice of health […]
The Executor’s Right of Renunciation
March 5, 2020 Category News, Our Latest Insight
In British Columbia, an individual named as an Executor in a will can choose to decline to act at the time of the willmaker’s death. ( see section 104 of the Wills, Estates and Succession Act of BC – the “WESA”). If refusing to act, the Executor is said to be renouncing. To renounce is […]
Congratulations to Jan Brister!
February 20, 2020 Category News, Uncategorised
Many congratulations to the recently retired Jan Brister, who has received the Linda Barnes award from the Victoria Bar Association. We are so proud of her!