I recently received a letter from a reader asking what the consequences are of dying without a will? Surprising, just 55 per cent of British Columbians have a signed, legally valid and up-to-date will. BC’s new Wills, Estates and Succession Act (“WESA”) dictates how your estate will be divided if you die without a will.…
Jody provides a full range of legal services in the area of Wills and Estates including the preparation of wills, powers of attorney, representation agreements and planned giving. Jody also provides estate administration services by helping individuals administer the estates of their loved ones.
Jody’s relaxed and considerate approach is welcomed by clients, most of whom have many questions and are looking for personal guidance from a trusted advisor.
Jody joined Pihl Law Corporation in 1997 and has practiced primarily as a member of the defence litigation team. She now leads the Wills & Estates Department. Prior to joining Pihl, Jody worked as in-house counsel for a technology company.
Originally from Kingston, Ontario, Jody attended McGill University in Montreal, where she obtained her Bachelor of Commerce Degree. She then moved to Halifax, to attend Dalhousie University, where she obtained her Bachelor of Law degree. Jody started her articles in Vancouver, and was called to the B.C. Bar, in Kelowna, in 1998.
Jody contributes significantly to our community through her many volunteer activities. She has focused the last decade on volunteering with the Canadian Mental Health Association (Kelowna), as a Board Member, Board Chair, and in cooperation with the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation with the Foundry Youth Mental Health Center. She has also been actively involved in Autism Okanagan and ENSO Society.