Leaving Inheritance When a Child Lives With Mental Illness or Addiction

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Parenting a child who lives with mental illness or addiction can be heartbreaking, challenging and exhausting for parents and other family members. Once an adult, a child living with mental illness or addiction can create a lifelong emotional and financial commitment from the parents. When engaging in estate planning, a parent with a child living…


Tailored Estate Planning For Families

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My family is very open about our story.  We have been raising awareness and financial support for the Foundry Kelowna because we understand firsthand the challenge in finding the right care and resources for a young person to live a healthy and meaningful life. Many families include a family member with a mental, psychological or…


Choosing a Guardian

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One of the more difficult parts of Estate Planning involves naming a guardian for your children. The task of appointing someone to care for your minor child (under 19 years in B.C.) after you are gone can be an understandably difficult decision to make. Nonetheless, this is a decision that will be critical in the…


Estate Planning For The Child

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When your child is under the age of majority, you — as the parent or legal guardian of your child — get to make various decisions on their behalf and plan for your child’s future. However, this changes when your child becomes an adult. The age at which a child passes into adulthood varies from…


A Child’s Bad Behaviour: What Parents Need to Know

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Children are bound to misbehave and act out. Even the best parents in the world can have a child that travels through this world like a hurricane. Can children be held liable for their own bad behaviour? Could you be held liable for your child’s misdeeds? There is no fixed minimum age of negligence. However,…


Bike Safety Information For Parents and Guardians

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Many parents gave a huge sigh of relief as children headed back to school.  No more giving bored kids suggestions as to how to occupy their time, or finding caregivers for the kids.  Lots more juggling of schedules, and figuring out how to get the kids to and from school.  One healthy option is to…


Estate Planning for Parents with a Child with Special Needs

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Estate planning for parents with a child with special needs is simply having a financial plan to guide you in making your financial decisions. It involves setting a goal and adopting strategies that will help to achieve that goal. No successful plan begins without an end in mind. Yet most estate planners never adequately address…


Cyberbullying – Where is the law in BC?

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Cyberbullying has been in the news recently due to several heart-breaking suicides of young women who were the victims of harassment and bullying on the Internet. Social media such as Facebook and Twitter expose vulnerable people to communications from others who, perhaps emboldened by the lack of face to face contact or by quasi-anonymity, say…