Frequently Asked Questions

I am about to purchase my first home, when should I call you?

It is never soon to call, but ideally you’d contact us after your contract has been signed so we can get your information and find out details about your transaction.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Do I need an appointment?

Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are recommended to avoid a potential wait.

What do I need to bring?

It is best to give our office a call as to what documents you should bring in.  With all our appointments, you will need to bring 2 pieces of your ID.  One must be government issued photo identification, and both must not be expired.

Do you have pricing for your services?

We charge by the service provided and not based on an hourly rate.  Please contact our office for price inquiries.

What can I expect for an appointment for personal or estate planning?

Our appointments range from 30 minutes to an hour.  We meet with you privately to discuss your options, answer any questions you may have, and record your instructions.  Depending on the service provided, we may draft your document(s) at this time, or book a second appointment for your return, where you will then sign your documents.

Do you provide mobile services?

Yes, we do provide mobile services if you are unable to attend our office.  Please give us a call or inquire, and note that this service is dependent on your location and our availability.

Why should I have a Will done?

Without a Will, there is no guarantee that your intended beneficiaries will receive the estate and you may not like the choice of guardian for your minor child or children.   BC’s “intestate” laws would also apply where the process to get an “Administrator” appointed, as there is no Executor, can be time consuming and costly.  You would have no control over who gets appointed, and which specific assets your beneficiaries would get.

What is the difference between a Power of Attorney and a Representation Agreement?

A Power of Attorney is a legal document that appoints another adult to make legal and financial decisions on your behalf.  A Representation Agreement is a legal document that appoints another to make health care decisions on your behalf.  Please note that these documents can be drafted to cater to your individual needs or wishes.