Estate Planning & Wills

For Kamloops lawyers who know the importance and the value of properly crafted wills and estate planning, think Forward Law in Kamloops, BC.

Our friendly and experienced team will listen and get to know you and then help you tailor a will and an estate plan to meet your unique needs. We want to help you feel comfortable in knowing that your future wishes will be taken care of. Always forward thinking, we are proud to have helped people from across BC achieve peace of mind.

Although we know that it can be hard to talk about estate planning and to make preparations for what to do when someone dies, protecting your assets during your lifetime and making a plan for what will happen when you pass away will help ease the burden on your loved ones. Many people know this but put off doing something about it.

Having a valid will could make a big difference for your family if you pass away. If you already have a will, but have recently had a big change in your life, such as the birth of children, the acquisition of assets, the death of a loved one, or the purchase of a business, you should revisit your previous will to ensure that it still meets your needs.

We can help you by drafting your will either at our office or at another place where you feel comfortable. We are also happy to work in coordination with you and your accountant on more complex wills and estates, including creating trusts, to help you better manage your money.

Powers of Attorney & Representation Agreements

As well as preparing a will, many people today also decide to have us help them by preparing a power of attorney and medical representation agreement. These are two important documents that are used to help others carry out your wishes while you are still alive.

A power of attorney gives someone else that you choose the power to deal with your financial affairs while you are alive. This could be of vital importance if you become incapacitated or are away from home for an extended period and unable to attend to urgent matters.

A medical representation agreement gives someone else that you choose, typically a close family member, the power to make decisions about your medical care should you become unable to make decisions yourself.

Incapacity and Dementia

If you have a loved one who has had a stroke, developed dementia or is suffering from decreased cognitive functionality, we can take the necessary steps to enable you to manage your loved one’s affairs. We use plain language to explain the value and potential uses of a power of attorney and representation agreement.

Our goal is to make these important issues as easy as possible for you, so that you can experience a sense of relief and comfort in the knowledge that you have protected your family. Don’t put it off any longer – come and see us today and let us help you achieve peace of mind.

Our wills and estates lawyers are Alana Hughes, and Laney Third.

Ready to get started? Contact our office to receive our estate planning questionnaire to get you thinking about how best to plan for the future.