Estate Planning, Wills, Powers of Attorney, Committees and Probate

Everybody dies.

Protect yourself and the ones you love and the things you care about: prepare your will and power of attorney.

We take care of your legal affairs while you focus on what, and who matters most.

 

Wills and Powers of Attorney

Your Last Will and Testament comes into force when you die and protects your heirs. A

Power of Attorney becomes effective while you are alive, when you are unable to attend to your financial and medical affairs, including if you are unable to make decisions regarding your care and the management of your finances.

Both documents are very important and will avoid many headaches for you, and especially those who will be making decisions on your behalf and for those you care about.

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Reasons to make a Will:

  • Save on legal fees
  • Prepare proper tax and financial planning
  • Protect your family
  • Determine who will take care of your children
  • Establish a caritative trust
  • Determine who will inherit of your assets

 

Reasons to prepare a Power of Attorney

  • Decide who will take care of you and make the decisions on your behalf
  • Decide who will manage your money
  • Avoid accounts being locked if a physician decides that you are unfit to make decisions
  • Ensure that all your accounts are paid and obligations met
  • Ensure that you will get the care that you need.
  • Decide who will care for your children and other dependants
  • Decide what care you want and what treatments to refuse
  • Decide who will manage your businesses

 

It is always more cost effective to prepare a Will and a Power of Attorney than applying for Probate or a Committee.

 

While our rates can vary depending on the complexity of your situation, costs associated with estate planning are as follow :

One person (single)

  • Complete estate planning including Last Will and Testament and Power of Attorney : $975 plus taxes ($1,295 plus taxes if power of attorney are separate for medical and financial instructions)
  • Will : $575 plus taxes
  • Medical and Financial Enduring Power of Attorney: $575 plus taxes
  • Separate Medical and Financial Enduring Power of Attorney : $525 plus taxes per document
  • Cost to execute documents by videoconference: $75 plus taxes

 

For a Couple (Mirror documents)

  • Complete Mirror Estate planning including Last Will and Testament and Power of Attorney : $1400 plus taxes ($1,900 plus taxes if power of attorney are separate for medical and financial instructions)
  • Mirror Wills : $975 plus taxes
  • Medical and Financial Enduring Power of Attorney: $975 plus taxes
  • Separate Medical and Financial Enduring Power of Attorney (4 Mirror documents) : $1,400 plus taxes
  • Cost to execute documents by videoconference: $75 plus taxes

Assisted or Represented Decisions

If a loved one is unable to make decision regarding their finances or care and does not have a Power of Attorney, we can file an Application to nominate an assistant or representant to do so on their behalf.

If you have concerns with a Power of Attorney or the decisions they are making, it is possible to ask the Court to nominate someone else.

Probate and Administration of Estate

When someone passes without a Will, an application must be made to the Court for Letters of Administration or Probate. This will allow the people appointed by the Court to administer the estate of the deceased.

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