Estate planning allows you to provide for your family by creating a Will, making funeral arrangements in advance, appointing someone to act as your financial voice through a power of attorney when you are incapacitated or unavailable and also someone to be your delegate or proxy for your personal care if you are unable to speak to your own medical treatment. If you do not have an up to date Will and power of attorney or have not appointed a delegate or proxy under the Personal Directives Act, which came into effect in April of 2010, we would be happy to meet with you. Whether you are just starting your estate planning or simply need a review of your current plan, our lawyers have the knowledge to protect the interests of you and your loved ones.
Our lawyers have experience handling a variety of estate planning matters, including:
Wills, including, Testamentary Trusts and Discretionary Trusts (planning for the administration and distribution of a person’s property at death)
Powers of Attorney (specific and enduring)
Personal Directives, including provisions for health care and end-of-life arrangements (Living Wills)
Probate and Estate Administration (assisting Executors or Personal Representatives with the probate process including document preparation and filing)
Estate Litigation (challenges to Wills, including claims under the Testators' Family Maintenance Act and the Matrimonial Property Act; legal capacity challenges; allegations of undue influence; interpretation of Wills; creditor claims and more)