Waterloo 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 institutions and businesses promoting their wealth-management services.
Our wills and estates lawyers advise our business partners on all factors of personal and estate planning. Our services include codicils, preparation of wills, power of attorney, living wills and guardianship issues. We work together with various trust arrangements to be able to accommodate clients' certain needs.
Our wills and estates lawyers draw on our firm's experts on matters of family law, that normally play a significant role in personal planning. Services consist of the preparation of marriage contracts and cohabitation agreements. We act as counsel in problems of divorce and separation, support, property division and custody. We know that problems related to family law and estate law are among the most inclined to litigation. Individuals and families are susceptible and need individualized service with sensitivity to all the issues involved.
We act on behalf of clients in dependent relief and family law proceedings, will interpretation and contestation, 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 assist clients attain their objectives through mediation and several alternative types of dispute resolution instead of through litigation.
We could help families with our expertise in advanced tax planning to assist them with their wealth planning, retirement planning, minimizing or avoiding of probate tax, and various taxation associated to death. Currently there is an unprecedented transference of wealth happening, both on a corporate and individual level, from one generation to another. We offer services to assist family businesses in issues of succession, other corporate reorganizations, estate freezing, shareholder and partnership agreements, and general compensation
Other services we offer comprise helping clients with gifting programs, life insurance trusts, education savings plans, immigration trusts, creditor-proofing mechanisms, trusts or guardianships in concerns of disability, domestic and off-shore trust planning, and charitable giving planning.
When death takes place, we could help with the administration of the estate for those representatives of the estate. We could be appointed either by the deceased through a will or court appointment to be able to act as the directly nominated representative of the estate.
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