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  • Employment Opportunity

    Heritage Law and Heritage Trust, located in West Vancouver, have an opening for a hybrid intermediate paralegal/Junior Trust Officer.  Experience in family law and/or estate law is preferred. This position is a full-time, in-office position, with a September 2021 start date. Paralegal: Standard resp … Read more »

  • The Changes to the Federal Divorce Act (Canada)

    The recent changes to the Divorce Act (Canada) were implemented under Bill C-78, which received Royal Assent on June 21, 2019 and came into force on March 1, 2021.  There are a number of changes that Bill C-78 impose, and it is important to familiarize yourself with these changes as they affect your … Read more »

  • How to Effect Safe and Valid Signings of Estate Documents During Covid-19

    During this time of social distancing, there are methods to validly sign estate planning documents to enable clients to finalize their personal planning while still remaining safe. In BC, a Will must be signed at the end in the presence of two adult, independent witnesses.  For Powers of Attorney in … Read more »

  • The New Lawyer, Collaborative Law, Access to Justice and COVID-19: Some Thoughts

    After years of intransient and pernicious access to justice challenges, including unaffordability, delays and undue complexity, and increasing numbers of litigants representing themselves by necessity and choice, there is a growing consensus that the justice system requires fundamental reform.  As t … Read more »

  • Probate and Estate Administration During Social Distancing

    Heritage Law continues to assist clients with probates and estate administration matters during social distancing. Despite the British Columbia Supreme Court suspending all regular operations on March 19, 2020 until further notice, the Probate Registry is still open for processing paper applications … Read more »