We’re here to make sure that your family gets to enjoy what you’ve worked for by creating an ironclad Will. It is important to seek advice from a lawyer who can help structure and draft your Will in a way that is legally recognized. There are numerous pitfalls to avoid when planning the future of your estate, which is why we are here to ensure that every penny you’ve earned ends up where you intended.
It is unbearable for most people to think that their deaths may result in a complicated legal battle later in life, so it is important to be careful with every element of your estate plans.
One of the most common questions we get asked is, why do I need a Will? Having your Will in place can help prevent disputes from arising between your family members and loved ones. It’s a way to ensure that your wishes are respected, and your estate is administered and distributed the way you want.
If you die without a Will in place, you will be considered to have died “intestate” and the Ontario Succession Law Reform Act will dictate who inherits your estate. This may be different from your wishes. For example, if you have a spouse and minor children, your spouse may not inherit your entire estate if you die without a Will.
With a Will you can elect your estate trustee (also known as executor) and your beneficiaries. You can control at what age a minor is to receive an inheritance and name who you would like to see appointed as guardian for any minor children. We offer the following wills & estates services:
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