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All credit for this brilliant insight to Tim Wilbur, Editor at Canadian Lawyer Magazine:

"Lawyers are often criticized for a lack of decisiveness. When clients come
seeking legal advice, what they are often looking for is strategic advice, and
a muddled answer can drive clients crazy. They may ask a lot of questions, but
"what should I do?" is usually the most important one, and "it depends" is most
often not the answer they want.

But, lawyers protest, the law is rarely clear.

Legal issues involve human beings, and human beings are neither predictable nor uniform. Enforcing rights is often a balancing act. Multiple interests need to be considered. If clients want certainty, they need to look elsewhere.
While this can be maddening for clients who need to make decisions,
recognizing that human rules and interactions are almost always complex is
an inevitable byproduct of practising law.

Lawyers are taught that the best way to advocate for a client is to understand their opponent's reasoning. A lack of decisiveness, for a lawyer, is often an acknowledgement of complexity, not just waffling."

+Tim Wilbur
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We are thrilled to be in our new office, located in the Deer Lake Centre, across the street from the Burnaby City Hall.
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Construction progress as of September 27, 2016...and views of the grounds at our new office at the Deer Lake Centre I.
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You don't need to be rich and famous to have a Last Will. Let your Last Will provide instructions to your loved ones about the your wishes with respect to asset distribution so they can carry out your instructions - stress free.

http://www.msn.com/en-ca/money/careersandeducation/world%E2%80%99s-most-jaw-dropping-wills-and-probate-battles/ss-BBvhDal?li=AAggNb9&ocid=SK2MDHP#image=2
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Recently, I heard this documentary aired for the second time, and again, I am reminded of the importance of Personal Planning in the form of a properly drafted Representation Agreement.

From CBC: Margot Bentley was a nurse in BC who made her end of life wishes crystal clear and on paper. Now, 17 years into dementia and many court cases later, she is being kept alive - all because she opens her mouth in the presence of a spoon.

To hear this podcast:
http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thesundayedition/in-the-presence-of-a-spoon-a-karin-wells-documentary-1.3111456
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Do you know where your Last Will is?

In British Columbia, the location of your Last Will can be registered with the Wills Registry.

The Nidus Registry allows you to upload a copy of your Representation Agreement and Enduring Power of Attorney.

Storing your Personal and Estate Planning documents with the law office that prepared the documents may be a good option - especially in provinces without a Registry, however; if no one knows where the documents were prepared, the Executor may have no idea where to start the search.

This is an important discussion to have!

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Is Divorce still seen as a failure? Is 'til death do us part still realistic? Sometimes, restructuring the relationship (separation or divorce) is necessary to stay true to yourself and to find happiness - again....

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/whatever-you-do-dont-say-divorce-is-not-an-option_us_56b90119e4b01d80b24768f6
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