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We're here - but we need to change our Wills

We're here - but we need to change our Wills

Old Apr 14th 2003, 11:11 am
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Philip Lawrence
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Default We're here - but we need to change our Wills

This is one that I don't really want to think about. Nearly one year ago, we
emigrated from the UK and moved to Okotoks, Alberta with our two children
aged 11 and 13.

My wife and I have decided that now would be a good time to review our
Wills. Some years ago (while in England) we decided that should both my wife
and I die then we would want the children cared for by a close family
friend.

Interestingly, despite the fact that we are all enjoying our new lives
imensly and have no desire to return, we (parents and kids alike) have
decided that should the unthinkable happen then we would want the kids to be
with our friends and family in England.

My question is: As Landed Immigrants what would be our children's situation
if they chose to return to Canada as adults.
will the situation be any different once we have obtained our citizenship?

If anyone has any experience in this area I would appreciate your views.

TIA

Philip
 
Old Apr 14th 2003, 11:36 am
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Pmm
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Default Re: We're here - but we need to change our Wills

Hi Philip

"Philip Lawrence" wrote in message
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    > This is one that I don't really want to think about. Nearly one year ago,
we
    > emigrated from the UK and moved to Okotoks, Alberta with our two children
    > aged 11 and 13.
    > My wife and I have decided that now would be a good time to review our
    > Wills. Some years ago (while in England) we decided that should both my
wife
    > and I die then we would want the children cared for by a close family
    > friend.
    > Interestingly, despite the fact that we are all enjoying our new lives
    > imensly and have no desire to return, we (parents and kids alike) have
    > decided that should the unthinkable happen then we would want the kids to
be
    > with our friends and family in England.
    > My question is: As Landed Immigrants what would be our children's
situation
    > if they chose to return to Canada as adults.
    > will the situation be any different once we have obtained our citizenship?
    > If anyone has any experience in this area I would appreciate your views.
    > TIA
    > Philip

If the children returned to UK they would lose their permanent residence
status if they remained outside of Canada for 3 years after their 14th
Birthday. If they became Canadian Citizens, then they could return to
Canada at any time.

PMM
 
Old Apr 15th 2003, 2:40 am
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Philip Lawrence
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Default Re: We're here - but we need to change our Wills

Hi PMM,
Thanks for your reply. So am I right in saying that once they/we become
Canadian Citizens there is no restriction on the amount of time spent out of
Canada.

Looks like I'm going to have to peg on for another three years I guess

Thanks again for your response.

Philip


"PMM" wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
    > Hi Philip
    > "Philip Lawrence" wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    > > This is one that I don't really want to think about. Nearly one year
ago,
    > we
    > > emigrated from the UK and moved to Okotoks, Alberta with our two
children
    > > aged 11 and 13.
    > >
    > > My wife and I have decided that now would be a good time to review our
    > > Wills. Some years ago (while in England) we decided that should both my
    > wife
    > > and I die then we would want the children cared for by a close family
    > > friend.
    > >
    > > Interestingly, despite the fact that we are all enjoying our new lives
    > > imensly and have no desire to return, we (parents and kids alike) have
    > > decided that should the unthinkable happen then we would want the kids
to
    > be
    > > with our friends and family in England.
    > >
    > > My question is: As Landed Immigrants what would be our children's
    > situation
    > > if they chose to return to Canada as adults.
    > > will the situation be any different once we have obtained our
citizenship?
    > >
    > > If anyone has any experience in this area I would appreciate your views.
    > >
    > > TIA
    > >
    > > Philip
    > If the children returned to UK they would lose their permanent residence
    > status if they remained outside of Canada for 3 years after their 14th
    > Birthday. If they became Canadian Citizens, then they could return to
    > Canada at any time.
    > PMM
 

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