Our Wills & Estates
Our Wills, Estates and Estate Disputes practice includes the following areas:
- Estate planning
- Incapacity planning
- Estate administration
- Estate litigation
Clients who need Wills & Estates legal advice need more than a lawyer; they need an advisor who can understand their concerns, hopes, desires and challenges. Clients in this area want to understand their legal options in the context of their emotional preferences and the pressures they are facing. They need someone who doesn’t simply tell them the law, but helps to ensure the law works for them.
Our Wills & Estates team has many years of combined experience in providing exceptional legal services to our Estate clients in all areas of Estate Law. What sets us apart is our ability to provide these services with empathy and sensitivity, on a highly personalized basis.
We understand that the times in which a client seeks Wills & Estates advice can be challenging, so we seek to make the legal process as painless as possible. For example:
- We don’t believe in the cookie-cutter approach. We look at each situation with fresh eyes and work to create a tailored solution for your particular situation.
- We are accessible (easy to reach) and responsive (we get back to your enquiries promptly).
- We strive to resolve your legal issues as quickly as possible.
- We are cost-effective. We regularly conduct marketplace surveys and know that our fees are equal to or lower than many of our competitors. We also make use of our dedicated paralegal wherever appropriate, to ensure further cost savings.
- We are great collaborators with related service providers, such as accountants and financial advisors. As a full service firm, our clients also have access to our in-house expertise in many related areas such as family law and corporate/commercial law (especially of value for family businesses and succession planning).
Our Recent Newsletters
- March 2016 – Are You Eligible for Disability Benefits and Asset Exemptions?
- April 2016 – What Happens to Joint Accounts upon Separation?
- May 2016 – Does Dementia Invalidate a Will?
- June 2016 – Is Joint Tenancy the Best Choice in Estate Planning?
- July 2016 – Life Insurance Policy | What are the Downsides to Naming a Minor as Beneficiary?
- August 2016 – Tips for Executors
- September 2016 – Dangers of the “Back of the Napkin” Will
- October 2016 – Wills for Business Owners
- November 2016 – Life Insurance & Minor Children
- January 2017 – Common Executor Mistakes
- February 2017 – Dealing with Problem Executors
- March 2017 – Can an Executor be Removed for Improperly Dealing with the Estate?
- April 2017 – The Pitfalls of Joint Tenancy – Unclear Intentions and Disputes after Death
- May 2017 – Challenges to Wills (Wills Variation) – Do You Have a Claim?
- June 2017 – Best Practices to Avoid Disputes
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