- Notarization of Legal Documents
- Estate planning and Will drafting
- Power of Attorney consultation and drafting
- Representation Agreement consultation and drafting
- Real Estate Conveyancing:
- Business Asset Purchase and Sale
- Review of Contracts and Lease Agreements
- Taking of Affidavits
- Statutory Declarations
- Certified True Copies
- Travel Consent Letters
- Immigration Documents
- Invitation Letters for Foreign Visitors
- Permanent Resident Card Applications
- Passport Applications
- Name Change Applications
- Custodianship Declarations
- International Authentications
- Builder’s Lien filing
- Strata Lien filing
- Transmission to Surviving Joint Tenant
- Other land title document filings
Need a document notarized? Our Coquitlam Notary is also a Commissioner of Oaths, and we are open on Saturdays too!
Jennifer Kwok Coquitlam Notary Public offers service in both English and Chinese. We are located at Henderson Place Mall, Level 2, Unit # 2110 – 1163 Pinetree Way. We strive to offer excellent legal services at affordable prices.
To make an appointment, simply fill out our Appointment Form, or email CoquitlamNotary[at]gmail.com or call 604-332-2288
Your will is only valid once you have passed away. It directs how your estate will be distributed and to whom. In addition to naming your beneficiaries, you will also appoint an executor to manage and distribute your estate according to your will. You should also appoint an alternate executor in case your original executor is unable to act. If you wish, you may name a beneficiary as your executor.
At your estate planning appointment, you will need to bring:
- two pieces of I.D. and
- the full legal names, addresses and phone numbers of your beneficiaries, executor and alternate executor
We will discuss the different categories of assets you have and plan your estate accordingly. It is not necessary to bring any details of your assets to your appointment.
At your second appointment, we will review the will with you before you sign it and take it home.
Not only do we ensure your will is legally valid and binding, we aim to draft a will for you that is versatile so that you can avoid having to update it in the future, even if your assets change.
Powers of Attorney
You may use a Power of Attorney agreement to appoint someone you trust to manage your financial and legal matters for you. You may appoint them to sign legal documents for you, access your bank accounts and even purchase, sell or put a mortgage on your house for you.
You may give a general, all-purpose Power of Attorney or you may choose to give Power of Attorney only restricted to specific matters. You may set a time limit if you wish, or have no time limit at all. You may appoint more than one Attorney to act as alternate(s) or at the same time, jointly or separately, as you see fit.
A Power of Attorney does not apply to health care or personal care matters and must be signed by both you and your acting Attorney in order to be valid.
A Representation Agreement is similar to a Power of Attorney, but it only applies to health care and personal care matters. You may appoint someone you trust to make major health care and/or personal care decisions for you when you need it. If you become mentally incapable or have trouble communicating with others, your representative may make major medical decisions for you relating to matters such as surgery, transplants, transfusions and even life support. Your representative may also make decisions regarding your personal care such as admittance into a nursing home or to any other facility, and who is allowed or not allowed to visit you.
The Representation Agreement does not apply to financial or legal matters and must be signed by both you and your Representative in order to be valid.
A typical real estate transaction contains several major steps including the signing of the contract, removal of subjects, completion and possession. If you are purchasing a home, please ask your Realtor’s office to send us a copy of the contract and their conveyancing report once the subjects have been removed. If you are obtaining a mortgage, please ask your lender to send us their mortgage instructions.
During the conveyancing process, we will search and review the title to the property and obtain a copy of the land title plan as filed in the land title office. We will order municipal tax information and strata information forms specific to the property and calculate adjustments based on this and other pertinent information. We also prepare transfer and mortgage documents for registration as well as other security documents required by your lender. We attend to the execution of transfer and mortgage documents, negotiate appropriate closing undertakings with the notary/solicitor for the other party, receive and account for trust funds, and provide your lender with their requested security documents. We attend to registration of the transfer and mortgage documents at the appropriate land title office after making inquiries such as to the tax status of the property, residency status of the seller pursuant to the Income Tax Act as required, strata parking stall and storage locker assignments and survey certificate or title insurance if applicable. In addition to this, we may prepare a number of other legal documents to protect your rights specific to your transaction. Finally, we will disburse trust funds accordingly, report and provide you with a final State of Title Certificate ordered from the Land Title Office.
These are just some of the many fundamental procedures involved in a typical purchase transaction. Many of these steps apply to a sale transaction as well. If you are selling property and subjects have been removed, please ask your Realtor to send us a copy of the contract and the conveyancing report. If there is a mortgage registered on title, we will also require your mortgage reference number and branch location.