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The Representation Agreement and the Proverbial Bus

Posted on April 29, 2020

Managing our own or a loved one’s health care requires personal fortitude, especially when the situation is unexpected… My passion in my Notary practice is to help people with their personal planning that includes Powers of Attorneys, Representation Agreements, Advance Health Directives, and Wills. In particular, my value to my clients is that I know… Read More

Interview with Jane Johnston – Re/Max Camosun

Posted on April 13, 2020

I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by Jane Johnston. You can watch the interview here:

The Relevance of Health in Wealth Management – A BC Notary’s Perspective

Posted on December 18, 2019

  Just think about a short-term health scenario where bills could not be paid for a few months—  or worse, a year. Notaries play an important role in the wealth management process. We are generally one part of a professional team that often includes an investment or financial adviser, tax practitioner, and/or accountant that clearly understand the financial… Read More

Vicky & volunteering with the Junior Superheroes

Posted on December 6, 2019

Wonder Woman one day, Cat Woman the next.  Who knew that mild mannered Vicky, notary assistant by day, turns into a Superhero at night!  Here’s a Superhero shout out to the Superheroes of Victoria where Vicky spends some quality time helping to bring fun and joy to people who are combatting some difficult times in… Read More

Should I come to a Notary or a Lawyer for my Real Estate transactions?

Posted on November 20, 2019

BC Notary or Lawyer? This is perhaps one of the most frequent questions come to mind when we have a need for real estates. Many people who come from other provinces or countries didn’t know that in British Columbia you can certainly hire a Notary to do a real estate transaction. Even BC residents get… Read More

Thoughts after a presentation at the Brain Injury Society

Posted on October 7, 2019

Today I presented to a group of brain injury survivors who attend support groups at the Victoria Brain Injury Society on the topic of Powers of Attorney.  The opportunity to talk with this group started with a simple conversation with Tamarynn at Vancity Credit Union.  When doing some business, we chatted …as anyone who knows… Read More

BC Notaries Association – Fall 2019 Conference

Posted on September 25, 2019

I just finished our fall Notary conference. As I wait for my plane to return home, it’s good to take the time to reflect on the past couple days. Our professional body, The Society of Notaries Public of BC, comes together twice a year to learn and keep up to date with current practices, legal… Read More

Volunteer Appreciation Week

Posted on April 9, 2019

April 7-13, 2019 is Volunteer Appreciation Month and we love being involved with our community. Wonder Woman one day, Cat Woman the next.  Who knew that mild mannered Vicky, notary assistant by day, turns into a Superhero at night!  Here’s a Superhero shout out to the Superheroes of Victoria where Vicky spends some quality and… Read More

Will Wednesday: Two charities named as beneficiaries — should we be concerned?

Posted on April 4, 2018

Q. Charities as Beneficiaries There are two charities named as beneficiaries — should we be concerned? A. Charitable Organizations can be Professional Beneficiaries Modern corporate governance require charities to no longer be simply patient and grateful to receive a bequest. Many charities are now much more diligent in their review of executor performance, and less… Read More

Will Wednesday: Just in case we forget something, we are planning to hold back money from distribution until we’re more comfortable. Is this an issue?

Posted on March 28, 2018

Q. Just in case we forget something, we are planning to hold back money from distribution until we’re more comfortable. Is this an issue? A. Maybe not. Withholding money to allow for contingencies may be prudent if you can establish good grounds for doing so. Beneficiaries are not consistently patient with this practice and sometimes… Read More