Planning your personal affairs can save your family from future problems and expenses. Our will and estate lawyers can assist you in preparing your will to ensure your assets are correctly defined, beneficiaries are mentioned, guardians are assigned for your children, and an executor is appointed to carry out your wishes. You can trust Picov & Kleinberg Barristers & Solicitors, as our wills and estates lawyers will ensure that your assets and estates get transferred to the proper beneficiaries without any issues. You stand to benefit from over four decades of experience in servicing Toronto, the GTA and surrounding areas.
We also assist you with the preparation of powers of attorney to deal with your assets and healthcare during your lifetime.
Planning for your family’s future is crucial. That’s why our wills and estates lawyers in Toronto assist you with drafting and preparing all legal agreements and documents. We can help you with:
Preparation of wills
Assisting with the administration of estates
Obtaining a certificate of appointment of estate trustee (with or without a will)
Planning incapacity (powers of attorney – property and personal care)
Drafting and writing a will has more benefits than you might know of. Some of these include:
Making a will can ensure that your property/assets' control and ownership are distributed according to your intentions.
Will ensures that your wishes and demands are carried out and fulfilled. In many ways, a will is almost like a guarantee that your wishes are not ignored.
It can ensure that your children get some property and assets, securing their future, and provide an equitable distribution of your assets.
It helps your family in their time of grief. Without a will, your family will have to navigate a long, tiring, and troublesome bureaucratic process while managing the grief of your loss.
A will is going to help in deciding what happens to your body after your death - cremation or burial.
A will is also going to help you decide who the executor of your will is going to be.
A will can help ensure that some property if you want, goes to your partner so that they are financially stable and cared for.
A will can help your pet find the right home if you mention who will get their custody.
A will can allow you to appoint a guardian when you pass away.
It is always recommended and preferable that you work with a lawyer to prepare and execute your will. Our legal practitioners have the correct resources and knowledge to guide you while you are drafting your will.
We will tell you what items can be included and what should not be included. We also will help you ensure that there are no loopholes in your will that can be exploited after your demise to distribute your property and assets against your wishes. This minimizes your family's chances of having to go through an asset and property dispute.
There are many other reasons to hire our experienced wills and estate lawyers, and these include:
Technicalities: Our wills and estates lawyers have the required experience and training to draft a technical and clear will that doesn't provide any room for ambiguity. This is an essential requirement for when you have complex family dynamics.
Alterations: A will is a dynamic document that can change with time. Our lawyers can help you make changes to the will quickly and easily. Whether you're having a child or are in the process of acquiring a divorce, we can help update your will to keep up with the altering circumstances.
No mistakes: The rush to swiftly draft a will can often lead to errors and confusing language. It's an essential legal document that necessitates boilerplate language. Our lawyers can work with you to draft a will free of mistakes and use suitable vocabulary.
Proper asset distribution: Family situations can be complex. Our lawyers carefully inspect your case to ensure that you're able to entrust your assets to suitable heirs. Working with us will reduce the chances of people contesting your will.
If you'd like to learn more about the reasons to hire our wills and estates lawyers in Toronto, please don't hesitate to speak to us.
The Estate Information Return is to be completed and submitted to the Ministry of Attorney General with an application for a certificate of appointment. This return can be filed online, by mail, courier, fax, or in person.