No Time like the Present
Reflecting on the past and planning for the future can be challenging.
It’s worth the effort.
Powers of Attorney
Time to start planning.
Not all wills are the same. If you are considering a do-it-yourself will kit, we urge you to reconsider. A will is an important planning document and should not be undertaken lightly. We’d be upset if you used a do-it-yourself will kit improperly, resulting in invalid provisions or worse, an invalid will.
Our wills packages typically include provisions for :
- Spousal (mirror) wills
- Trusts for children and grandchildren until they reach a certain age
- Gifting arrangements
- Funeral arrangements
- Advice and suggestions on common arrangements
Powers of Attorney
A power of attorney is a formal written authorization by which the principal authorizes a person to represent or act on his or her behalf in financial, business, or some other legal matters. An enduring power of attorney survives subsequent incapacity.
Contested estates work involves helping families navigate complex legal disputes over the distribution of a loved one’s assets. These disputes can arise when there is no will, when there are disagreements among family members, or when there are questions about the validity of the will.
We are here to assist you in resolving these issues in a fair and equitable manner. We will work with you to understand your unique situation and provide guidance on resolving these disputes through negotiation, mediation, or court proceedings.
An Advance Directive is a legal documents that allow you to convey your decisions about end-of-life care ahead of time. An Advance Directive will provide a way for you to communicate your wishes to family, friends and health care professionals, and to avoid confusion later on.
A discretionary family trust or a bare trust can be a useful planning tool to deal with your assets while you are alive. We have experience in this area and would be happy to meet with you to discuss these documents in more detail.
Probate and Executor Support
Administering an estate can be complicated and overwhelming. There are many steps involved, there are tight deadlines, and it can be time-consuming. We have successfully guided many clients through the estate administration process. We can help with all aspects of estate administration, including determining which steps should be taken, preparing and filing court applications for administration or probate, and transferring properties upon completion.
Reach out to our conveyancer or real estate lawyers anytime.
We’re here. We work hard to ensure your transaction is smooth and timely.
We’ll take care of you. You’ll see.