Simplifying the Complex
The absence of a valid and properly-prepared will may not necessarily reflect your wishes. It may lead to loved ones experiencing stress and unnecessary delay, lengthy disputes, and the imposition of heavy administration costs. In addition, the welfare of any minor children left behind could be severely affected if provisions are not made for guardianship in the event of your death or disability.
Wills & Trusts: Providing Peace of Mind
Through careful analysis of your situation, we will create custom strategies to ensure that your wishes regarding the care of loved ones and the distribution of your assets are carried out in accordance with your intentions. From drafting a simple will to creating sophisticated trusts, we ensure your peace of mind in knowing that your assets are protected and your family properly cared for.
We will also assist you in reviewing and/or updating your will and other testamentary documents to ensure that it continues to reflect your wishes and life circumstances. This is of critical importance upon life-changing events such as a marriage, divorce, birth of a child, death in the family or recent acquisition of property.
Powers of Attorney: Planning for the Future
Powers of attorney are equally important in order to plan for circumstances where you are no longer able, due to either a mental or physical condition, to take care of your property or to properly attend to your personal care.
Powers of attorney, of which there are two types – one for financial assets and one for personal care, allow you to designate someone to act on your behalf in the event that you are incapacitated or otherwise unable to manage your financial or health care needs.
- Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee
- Powers of Attorney for Property
- Powers of Attorney for Personal Care (e.g. living wills)