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.
Contact Suzanne Desrosiers Professional Corporation at (705) 268-6492 or online to discuss your case or situation with an experienced lawyer.
Experienced Practicing Estate Planning Lawyer
Although experience is not the only factor you should consider when choosing your estate administration or estate planning lawyer, it is certainly a very important aspect of selecting one. We have been in business for quite some time now, which we believe to be essential for choosing a good lawyer. In this type of law practice, there are too many nuances and particularities to take a risk.
When you come to us with a complicated estate situation, we will work with you every step of the way and help you solve it.
Experience is arguably the most important factor when selecting an estate planning lawyer, and we have it in droves.
Why Do You Need a Will?
A will is a document that speaks for you in the event of death, to arrange for the distribution of your goods and the care of your children. Unfortunate accidents can happen, and if you neglect to have a will, your wishes will not be able to be carried out. Not leaving behind a will can also cause your heirs and family to spend additional time, money, and emotions settling your affairs, usually in the way you would not have wanted.
Wills are the only way we have to outline the way we want our affairs handled after we are gone. They allow you to be clear about your assets and their distribution, decide those who are deserving and important enough to get your assets, and plan for who will become the guardian/s of your children if they are minors.
Writing a will for yourself is not enough. You need legal guidance and witnesses to ensure everything is conducted according to your precise wishes and will be able to be carried out after you’re gone. If you pass away unexpectedly without a will, the state will oversee the dispensation of your assets according to a formula. This can prevent you from being accurately represented and leave assets in the hands of those you are not close to and children in the hands of someone you don’t approve of.
Come to Suzanne Desrosiers Professional Corporation for an understanding and empathetic representative to make sure your will is what you want, legal, and can be carried out in the event of a horrible misfortune. Call us at (705) 268-6492 today to book a consultation.
Why Choose Estate Administration?
Estate administration is the factor that allows your wishes in your will to be carried out exactly as you’re looking for. There are many things that the estate administrator will do if you pass away, and they are all to make your family have an easier time processing their emotions in such a tough time.
Estate administrators also have the ability to help you plan your asset distribution while you are alive. You need a professional to talk to so that you can work out your wishes, your assets, and who you want to take care of your kids. The expert guidance we provide is there to give you peace of mind and clarity about what happens in the event of your passing.
Suzanne Desrosiers Professional Corporation takes on many responsibilities as an estate administrator when you pass away. We arrange for funerals and payments, identify your assets and property, distribute your assets according to your wishes, and handle all administrative issues. We are also here to make sure your children, if you have any, are taken care of the way you want, with safe, responsible, and caring guardians as outlined in your will.
To get an executor of your estate that cares about you, your family, and your wishes, call us for a consultation! Our number is (705) 268-6492, and we are here to offer you the guidance and help you are looking for.
Choose Suzanne Desrosiers Professional Corporation to Get Your Legal Affairs in Order
When you come to us with the legal objectives that need to be sorted out, we want to assist you because we understand just how much of a mess a death in the family can be.
Our experience in drafting wills, trusts, and powers of attorney are essential to the process, but they are germane to the state. Those are the factors that make up the beginnings of an estate planning program. The rest of the process is much more complex. For example, in estate planning, there are many different legal matters that collide. For example, the taxation of an estate can cause a significant headache during the estate planning program, luckily, we know how to assist.
Setting You Up with Smooth Estate Administration
Not only are we well versed in drafting legal documents, but we are very knowledgeable of the tax effects of said documents. Some relevant examples of tax effects that will need to be considered will be:
- Gift and estate tax
- Capital gains tax
- Income tax
- Property tax
- Retirement accounts taxation
These are all essential to setting up a smooth estate administration process. Our expertise in this field enables us to help with all the complexities that arise in these situations. Things like medical law, property law, and probate law are all factors that affect estate planning and are also areas that we have significant experience with and can give you sound advice about.
Why Choose Suzanne Desrosiers Professional Corporation to Be Your Estate Planning Attorney
We know you are going through a tough situation if you are getting in contact with us, and we don't want to make that any more difficult than it must be. Of course, as lawyers, we are incredibly busy, but we try to be as available as we can to our clients and prioritize transparency.
We are always upfront about our fees. By the time the process is over, there will be no surprise invoices. Our fees are fair for the quality of service that you will receive, because after all – there is nothing more expensive than a cheap lawyer.
We are always happy to provide referrals from previous clients if you are curious about our history. We are a team of well-educated lawyers too, but more importantly, we are friendly, prompt, professional, and masters at what we do.
Call (705) 268-6492 right away if you need assistance with your estate planning and administration.
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