Archive for February, 2015

Managing digital assets – Preserving your social media legacy

In our 2013 article “Dealing with Digital Assets in an Estate”, we discussed the importance of identifying, cataloguing, and planning for your digital assets, an often overlooked aspect of estate planning. In broad terms, “digital assets” include all of the electronic possessions an individual may have. A recent survey conducted by McAfee revealed that the… View this post »

BC Court Developing Law on When a Document is a “Will”

As I wrote in an earlier blog, section 58 of  WESA now gives the Court the power to order that a document that does not meet the formal requirements of a Will is nevertheless effective as a Will.  This power is called a “dispensing power”.  Last week, the Court exercised this dispensing power again, but on… View this post »