Wills & Estates
Our firm assists our clients by helping to plan their estates by taking into consideration the various types of taxes which may be payable upon their death and taking steps to minimize those taxes, including capital gains tax, income tax and probate fees. We take into consideration the provisions of the Family Law Act, the Succession Law Reform Act, the Estates Administration Act and various other pertinent pieces of legislation and case law when preparing wills. Even the simplest estate requires a carefully prepared will in order that the wishes of the testator (person making the will) are carried out in the way that person intends them to be carried out.
For persons who have assets of various types such as a home, a cottage, shares in a public or private corporation, RRSPs and RRIFs, works of art, an interest in a family trust, commercial property, industrial property and rental property, it is absolutely essential that extreme care be taken in drafting their last will and testament. Only knowledge and experience can accomplish proper estate planning.