Julia Maika
Notary Public

Meet Julia

Kamloops Notary Public

Julia Maika has made Kamloops her home for nearly two decades. She began her training as a Notary Public in 2016 while maintaining a career as a letter carrier with Canada Post. Julia has both a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a Bachelor of Fine Arts, and received her Master of Arts in Applied Legal Studies in 2019.

Julia’s breadth of education is coupled with practical experience in community service and work in both scientific and artistic fields. This combination allows her to listen well, to ask the right questions and to put her analytical training to work for her clients in a friendly, approachable atmosphere.

Notary Services Provided

As a member of the Society of Notaries Public of British Columbia, Julia can prepare the following Personal and Estate Planning documents:
Wills
Powers of Attorney
Representation Agreements
Advance Directives

Description of Services

Wills

A Will governs how your property will be distributed when you die, and names a guardian for your children. A Will allows you to name an Executor: someone you trust to carry out your final wishes so that the property you own is passed on as you intend it to be, and that all final estate matters are looked after. Without an executor, your family may be burdened with delays and extra costs to administer your estate.

Do you already have a Will? It may be time to review it and consider drafting a new one if any of these circumstances apply:
You have a new spouse, are recently separated, divorced or widowed.
A beneficiary has died
You want to name different Executors
Your adult children have had a spousal breakdown
You have recently moved to BC
You wish to change how you would like your estate distributed

Powers of Attorney

A Power of Attorney document gives someone the same legal authority as you have in handling your own legal and financial affairs if, for some reason, you become unable to do so yourself. A Specific Power of Attorney can be created for a short term or for a particular purpose. For example, if you are going on a trip and need someone to handle the sale of your house.
  
A person may be granted an Enduring Power of Attorney which remains valid if you become incapable of managing your own affairs. A Power of Attorney is only valid while the grantor is alive.

Representation Agreements

A Representation Agreement allows a capable adult to appoint a family member or trusted friend to make personal and health care decisions on their behalf. The scope of powers of an appointed Representative can be broad and might include decisions made up to the end of life, or they can be relatively narrow, depending on the document, the needs of the adult, and their capability.

Advance Directives

An Advance Directive allows a person to set out the direction of their own health care in advance of requiring it. Health care providers may follow an advance directive when the individual is not capable of providing consent to certain types of treatment directly.

Notarizations

Julia can notarize many documents, such as:
Certified True Copies
Insurance loss declarations
Authorization of minor child travel
Letters of invitation
Statutory Declarations
Affidavits required by the Public Registry in BC

Real Estate Services

Real Estate Transactions considered. Please call for more information.

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