When I think of a lawyer I always imagine someone like Perry Mason from the television series in the 50’s and 60’s. Using courtroom antics to get his client off of a murder charge. The first image of a lawyer to me is not of a professional working to protect my rights and save me injurious legal costs down the road. But that is more in line of the bulk of work that a lawyer performs. Few if any of us will ever have the need for a criminal lawyer, but most of us will need the services of a lawyer at various points in our life. Whether it be to probate or make your Will, handle a divorce or for buying and selling a home. Therefore, it is important to retain a lawyer with expertise and experience in the practice area for which you require his services. Victoria Homes trusted partners offer premium services and products at a discount with financing options and a cash back loyalty program.
Consider a lawyer to be an essential part of home-selling process. Hiring the right lawyer, early in the home-buying process, can actually save you time, risk and most importantly, money. Victoria Homes works closely with lawyers, almost on a daily basis and we know which ones have your best interests, we take the guesswork out of hiring a Lawyer with one of our trusted pre-approved Lawyers, who must meet, our stringent standards. Start by asking for a written quote including disbursements. Many lawyers will give an initial consultation of about 20 to 30 minutes at a reduced rate, or in some cases for free. Standard legal fees range from $150 to $200 per hour. Asking your attorney upfront can help to avoid unpleasant surprises later. People may be aware that they need a Real Estate Lawyer when they buy or sell a home but are not quite sure what their lawyer does in the transaction. Your lawyer will do a title and lien search, register your deed and handle the transfer of funds. A Real Estate Lawyer can also protect your interests when it comes to financing.
You will also need a Lawyer to Organize your estate
Planning an estate isn’t something exclusive to eccentric billionaires. Victoria Homes knows how important your family is to you and that hiring the right lawyer, to protect your Estate is a vital concern. They have the expertise to ensure your assets are protected so as to benefit your family in their time of need as well as save you time, risk and most importantly, money. Victoria Homes trusted partners offer premium services and products at a discount with financing options and a cash back loyalty program. The Importance of a Will The most important part of estate planning is ensuring that you have a valid, up-to-date will. A good lawyer can advise you on tax strategies to ensure that your family receives your money and not the government. Every person 18 years old and older should have a Will especially if you own your own home. Having a will is especially important if you have young children because it gives you the opportunity to designate a guardian for them in the event of your death. Without a will, the court will appoint a guardian for your children. How to Distribute Your Estate Distributing your estate is more complicated than simply dividing things among your heirs. Making a Will It is the simplest way to ensure that your funds, property and personal effects will be distributed after your death according to your wishes is to prepare a will. Why Do I Need a Will? Although wills are simple to create, about half of all Canadians die without one (or intestate). Without a will to indicate your wishes, the court steps in and distributes your property according to the laws of our province. A will ensures that what assets you do have will be given to your family members or other beneficiaries that you designate. If you have no apparent heirs and die without a will, it’s even possible the province may claim your estate.
If the prospect of being in business with your business partners wife in the event of a death or injury doesn’t appeal to you than you need to consult a Lawyer and Insurance agent who specializes in Partnership Agreements.Do you need a Partnership Agreement of a Joint Venture Agreement? While most startup companies choose to incorporate, some companies create a legal partnership. Partnerships are a legal agreement between two or more parties. The contract will define the terms of the partnership and how the profit sharing will work. A partnership is not a separate legal entity from its owners. Never go into business with someone else without a legal agreement.
Definition: Specifically, Succession Planning is the process of preparing to hand over control of the business to others in a way that is the least disruptive to the business’s operations and value.
To be successful, business succession planning should be started as early as possible; five years in advance is good, but ten years is even better when it comes to preparing a smooth transition. By choosing right lawyer through Victoria Homes they will be able guide you thru these process’.
Founded in 1992 by principals John Mullin and Peter DeMeo, Mullin DeMeo maintains one of the busiest real estate law practices in British Columbia and certainly on Vancouver Island. Every year Mullin DeMeo processes more real estate transactions than any other firm in the Victoria area. Our firm also provides services in the area of development and construction law, corporate and commercial transactions, trademarks and copyright, and some family law matters.
Our lawyers are supported by a staff of experienced legal assistants and conveyancers, a land title agent, electronic filing capabilities, and advanced technology, all dedicated to providing excellent legal services in real estate matters and in other legal matters. The goal of our firm is to provide a level of service that will ensure that you are fully satisfied and that will encourage you to remain a long-term client.