At Dahl & Connors, we practice in many areas of law ranging from Family Law to Small Business Matters.

Many of our clients have worked with us from the beginning, and first came to Dahl & Connors for a will/estate, real estate transactions or family law matters—and later entrusted us with their corporate and commercial work.

Each member of the team works with the highest standard of discretion, and all of your private matters remain private.

We also offer full Notarial Services.

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Legal Services at Dahl & Connors

Vancouver law firm for wills, estates, real estate, mortgages, small business, family law and immigration

Wills, Representation Agreements and Powers of Attorney  

Dahl & Connors is highly experienced and available to assist you with all aspects of Estate Planning and Management.

Wills

It is important to have an up-to-date Will to state what you want done with your assets when you die, and what other special arrangements you wish to pre-determine.

A Will is a complex legal document and should be professionally prepared, even if your wishes appear straightforward. Your Will can be challenged after you die, so it is particularly important to consult an experienced lawyer if, for example, you are providing an uneven distribution amongst your spouse and children.

You will need to appoint an Executor, consider the impact of Probate fees and Taxes, and address joint assets amongst other issues.

For more information or to make an appointment with Dennis or Vince, please e-mail us, or call 604.687.8752.

Representation Agreements and Powers of Attorney

A Representation Agreement is a document that appoints the person who would make health care and personal care decisions on your behalf in the event that you become unable to communicate or make such decisions for yourself. This document may incorporate a Living Will, and an Advance Directive may also be prepared in certain circumstances.

A Power of Attorney is a document that appoints the person you would like to sign on your behalf for legal and financial matters if you are incapacitated or upon your instruction.

There are advantages and limitations associated with these documents that are best discussed with a legal professional experienced in these matters.

For more information or to make an appointment with Dennis or Vince, please e-mail us, or call 604.687.8752.

 

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Estate Planning & Management

Dahl & Connors is highly experienced and available to assist you with all aspects of Estate Planning and Management.

Estate Planning is the process of creating strategies for the transfer of your personal and business assets upon your death.

The key benefits of consulting a legal professional for estate planning include:

  • Ensuring that your assets are distributed according to your wishes, and addressing more complex issues such as joint and corporate assets.
  • Minimizing fees and taxes payable by your estate.
  • Giving your beneficiaries advance knowledge that they will be provided for upon your death.
  • Estate Management services are provided after your death, and include matters such as assisting executors with the probate or administration of your estate.

 

For more information or to make an appointment with Dennis or Vince, please e-mail us, or call 604.687.8752.

  

Real Property Law, Conveyancing & Mortgages

Vince Connors is available to assist you with real estate matters, and all matters pertaining to Real Property Law.

Conveyancing is the transfer of legal title of property from one party to another. A legal professional is invaluable during what can be a highly complex process before, during and after the completion of title transfer.

A buyer of real property must ensure that he or she obtains title to the land, free and clear of financial encumbrances.

Vince Connors can assist with all real estate transactions, including both residential and commercial properties, and in a variety of ownership structures.

Typical services offered include:

  • Conveying title to real property.
  • Preparing and registering mortgages.
  • Arranging title insurance.
  • Preparation and filing of property transfer tax returns.
  • Managing the receipt and disbursement of funds.

 

For more information or to make an appointment, please e-mail Vince Connors, or call him at 604.687.8752.

  

Small Business Matters:  A full range of legal services for your business.

Vince Connors is available to assist you with all of your small business legal needs.

Small Business setup, legal administration and day-to-day legal transactions can appear straightforward, but these transactions are often far more complex than they seem.

Vince Connors can assist you from start-up to wind-down, and every stage in between. Professional legal services include:

  • Assisting you in determining an appropriate legal structure for your business, and preparing legal documentation for business registration and ownership.
  • Buying or selling an existing business.
  • Preparing, reviewing and negotiating commercial leasing contracts.
  • Preparing, reviewing and negotiating commercial contracts including licensing agreements, franchise agreements, employment contracts, mortgage/purchase agreements, lease assignments, and subcontractor, shareholder, partnership or shareholder agreements.
  • Addressing other situations ranging from disagreements between business partners to business wind-down.

 

For more information or to make an appointment, please e-mail Vince Connors, or call him at 604.687.8752.

  

Family Law

Did you know?

The new Family Law Act came into force in British Columbia in March, 2013. It completely changed family law for all people in relationships, married and unmarried. For the first time in BC, it gave an automatic right for unmarried partners (after 2 years together) to share in the Property of their partner upon separation. It also made married and unmarried partners potentially liable for the debts of their partners. And it changed the law as to what property can be the subject of a claim by your partner, and how that interest would be calculated. But it also strengthened the ability to sign a properly drafted and enforceable Agreement to avoid the terms of the Family Law Act and to have an Agreement that represents how you actually choose to lead your lives.

If you are in a relationship, or entering into one, contact Dennis to understand how the new law affects your relationship and how best to protect your legal interests.

Other Family Law Matters

Dennis is highly experienced in all areas of family law, and can assist you with the following:

  • Marriage Agreements and Cohabitation Agreements

  • Separation Agreements

  • Division of Family Property and Family Debt

  • Spousal support and child support

  • Divorce

  • Adoption

  • Child Guardianship and “parenting time” (formerly referred to as “custody” and “access”)

     

For more information or to make an appointment, please e-mail Dennis Dahl, or call him at 604.687.8752.

  

Immigration: Sponsorship and Permanent Residency under the Family Class

Vince Connors is highly experienced and available to assist you with the sponsorship and immigration of your non-Canadian spouse or common-law partner.

If you are considering immigrating, it can be helpful to consult a legal professional for advice and assistance, even if your situation appears straightforward.

Vince Connors can assist you with assessing your options, and explaining in plain language what you can expect of the process.

There are numerous classes of immigration. What applies to your situation? What documentation will you require, how must it be authenticated, what guarantees are required and by whom, and can you remain in Canada while the application is pending? These are typical questions, and as your situation is unique, you will have many more.

As the process unfolds, you will benefit from consultation preparing you for your interactions with Citizenship and Immigration officials, and providing legal advice on how to respond to interview scenarios.

Many unique issues apply to same-sex/gay/GLBTQ couples seeking to immigrate to Canada or relocate a partner here. Vince Connors offers particular expertise and insight in this area.

 

For more information or to make an appointment, please e-mail Vince Connors, or call him at 604.687.8752.

  

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