Abbotsford Estate Lawyer - We've all heard the old saying, "The only things that are certain are death and taxes." We are constantly reminded of both matters by the every day news, and by businesses and institutions promoting their wealth-management services.
Our wills and estates lawyers advise our clients on all aspects of estate and personal planning. Our services consist of codicils, preparation of wills, living wills, powers of attorney and guardianship matters. We work along with a diverse range of trust arrangements in order to accommodate clients' particular requirements.
Our lawyers working on wills and estates matters with rely heavily on the experts in our firm on family law problems. Amongst the services we provide include cohabitation agreements and marriage contract preparation. We act as counsel in problems of separation and divorce, support, property division and custody. We know that issues connected to family law and estate law are amongst the most inclined to litigation. Families and individuals are vulnerable and require personalized help with compassion to all the problems involved.
We represent clients in family law proceedings and dependent relief, will contestation and interpretation, passing of accounts, variation of trust proceedings, acting as litigation guardian for minors, and litigation trustees. Due to the nature of these areas, our objective is to help clients reach their goals through mediation as well as several alternative forms of dispute resolution instead of through litigation.
Clients benefit from our knowledge in complex tax planning because we assist families with their retirement planning, wealth planning, avoiding or minimizing of probate tax, as well as several taxation related to death. At present there is an unprecedented transference of wealth taking place, both on an individual and corporate level, from one generation to another. We provide services to help family businesses in matters of other corporate reorganizations, estate freezing, succession, shareholder and partnership agreements, as well as general compensation
Other services we offer comprise assisting clients with life insurance trusts, education savings plans, gifting programs, creditor-proofing mechanisms, immigration trusts, trusts or guardianships in concerns of disability, domestic and off-shore trust planning, and charitable giving planning.
We assist the personal representatives of the estate in the administration of the estate when death happens. We can be appointed either by the deceased through a will or court appointment to act as the directly nominated representative of the estate.
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