We help you plan ahead by ensuring that your estate is equipped with a clear set of instructions through a legal will and power of attorney.
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Although it can be an uncomfortable subject, planning ahead can save your loved one’s heartache and stop potential rifts from forming by having clear and concise instruction to eliminate any ambiguity. Without legal planning the Province of Ontario will have jurisdiction over decision making of your estate, this is an unfortunate reality for many families.
Estate Planning usually includes a discussion of your Wills (Living Will, Last Will & Testament) and Powers of Attorney.
At Vandeputte Law, we strive for high levels of communication and accessibility.
Acting as an Estate Trustee is an onerous and time consuming role. The person you choose will have to be fair towards the beneficiaries and responsible in managing your assets.
When planning how to benefit your loved ones, there are many factors to consider that can help save $1,000s in estate administration tax and minimizing income tax, ensuring that more of your hard earned assets arrive in the hands of the beneficiaries of your estate.
Here are some considerations for making your will:
We will also consider proactive approaches to preserving wealth through family trusts, estate freezes and gifting programs.
When planning your estate, it is often also necessary to consider Powers of Attorney, the documents that help manage your affairs while you are alive. A Power of Attorney is a legal instrument that authorizes an individual to act on your behalf. There are two main types of Power of Attorney: one for personal care, and another for property.
A Continuing Power of Attorney for Property permits another person to step into your shoes and make decisions on your behalf with regards to your property.
A Power of Attorney for Personal Care permits the person named to make decisions with respect to the care and treatment of a person’s health, medical decisions and/or entry to a long term care facility.
We understand that dealing with matters of Family Law can often be an emotional process.
Buying or selling a home is an exciting time in your life, Let us handle the details.
Whether you are acting as an executor or as a beneficiary, we will treat your litigation matter with confidentiality and professionalism.