Wills and Estates

Estate Planning

An estate plan prepares you for the “what ifs” in your lifetime.  When you are well and capable, you can express your wishes to your family and friends. However, you may become incapable of making your own financial or medical decisions due to serious illness.  If you die, your family would want to know what your wishes were.  We help you to properly lay out your plan for the unexpected and we ensure your peace of mind.

We advise on and draft various types of estate planning documents, including:

  • Wills
  • Continuing Powers of Attorney for Property
  • Powers of Attorney for Personal Care
  • Alter Ego Trusts/Joint Partner Trusts
  • Family Trusts
  • Inter vivos trusts
  • Testamentary trusts

Estate Administration

As everyone’s life is unique, no estate is alike. We understand the challenges and complexities of administering an estate and help you to navigate through the estate settlement process either with or without a Will.

We provide guidance on all aspects of estate administration, including:

  • Obtaining various types of Probate Certificates (Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee With a Will or Without a Will, etc.)
  • Advising Executors, Estate Trustees, Trustees and Attorneys on the administration of estates and trusts
  • Advising beneficiaries on their rights and entitlement under a Will or the rules of intestacy
  • Assisting and advising Attorneys, Trustees and Executors on estate or trust accounting
  • Preparing and registering Survivorship Applications