We get so wrapped up in living our daily lives, we often forget that we should prepare for the inevitable. Taking the time now to look after your will and estate planning is an investment in the future and the future well-being of your family.
We recognize that estate planning and making arrangements for the end of your life, or dealing with the decline and death of a loved one, can be a difficult and emotional experience.
Our lawyers are here to help you determine your needs and walk you through the process.
We provide estate planning advice, assistance in the preparation and updating (which you should do every five years) of your will, as well as the establishment of trusts. We also prepare powers of attorney and personal directives for medical and healthcare decisions, both documents that protect your wishes if you become incapacitated, whether by age or illness.
We’re able to assist executors throughout the probate process, from applying to the Probate Court for a grant of probate to finalizing and distributing the assets to beneficiaries. We are also experienced in estate litigation to assist our clients where legal proceedings become necessary in disputes involving estates.
Because nothing is certain but death and taxes, estates and trust needs are often influenced by considerations based on tax and commercial law, and we have the experience in house to draw on in those areas.