Wills and Estates
At MacIsaac and MacIsaac, we believe it is important for everyone to develop an estate plan.
Wills and Estates
At MacIsaac and MacIsaac, we believe it is important for everyone to develop an estate plan. Estate planning allows you to state your wishes about your health care, management of your finances and the distribution of your estate in a formal way. The most common estate planning documents are the following:
Power of Attorney: An enduring power of attorney allows you to choose the person or persons who manage your financial affairs if you become incapable.
Representation Agreement: A representation agreement allows you to choose the person or persons who will make decisions about your health and personal care if you become incapable.
Will: A will allows you to choose the person or persons who will manage your estate and the person or persons who will acquire your estate after your death.
We can also provide you with advice and assistance if you are the executor, administrator or beneficiary of an estate. Our estate lawyers provide services such as advising you regarding estate legislation and case law; assisting you with locating the assets and liabilities of an estate; and preparing documents and applying for grants of probate.
We understand that managing an estate can be overwhelming and a lot of work, particularly during the grieving process. We are committed to providing quality services in an understanding and compassionate manner to all of our clients.
Our skilled legal team will assist you to determine your wishes, to choose what planning documents are best for you and to carefully answer your questions regarding these matters.
In developing an estate plan now, you can do the following:
Name a guardian for your minor children in the event of your death.
Assist your family members to care for you and make decisions on your behalf.
Reduce the chance of future disputes.
Reduce confusion and stress.
Prevent delay, uncertainty and unnecessary expense.