Estate Planning, Wills, Estate Administration and Powers of Attorney - (705) 268-6492
Did you know that you SHOULD have a Will and both a Power of Attorney for Property and a Power of Attorney for Personal Care? Did you also know that it is often recommended to have a different person acting as the executor and the guardian for your children? Contact us to help you discuss your needs in the following areas:
- Will and Power of Attorney Preparation;
- Estate Planning;
- Trust will when one of your beneficiaries is under disability; and
- Estate Administration.
The administration of an estate can be very stressful, due to the emotions associated with death and the degree of attention that is required to put a deceased’s affairs in order. We can help you with those roles that specifically require a lawyer’s involvement and with respect to providing administrative support as requested.
Did you know that it is a common misconception that the lawyer who prepared the will must also be the lawyer who advises the estate trustee (also known as “the executor”) in the administration of the estate? In fact, the lawyer who advises the estate trustee is chosen by the estate trustee, unless there is a provision in the will as to which a lawyer is to be appointed.
The role of the lawyer is to provide general advice to an estate trustee with respect to estate administration. The lawyer will also prepare the application to the Court to obtain the Certificate of Appointment, as well as any documents necessary to transfer assets and settle the estate with the beneficiaries.