Our team at Accord Law is committed to protecting you and your family both now and well into the future. One of the most important ways we do that is by drafting a will and planning your estate to ensure that your wishes are met when you pass on.
Who Should Write a Will?
Once you’ve reached the age of majority and own significant assets you can draw up a will. You can write a will earlier if you are on active duty with the armed forces at a younger age or if you are married before the age of majority. The same applies to both pre-death documents. Without a will, the Succession Act kicks in. This law dictates to whom your assets and property will go. If you have no heirs, your estate (all of your assets) may go to the government.
Powers of Attorney
A Power of Attorney is a legal document in which you give someone you trust (called your “attorney”) the right to make decisions for you if something happens and you are no longer able to look after matters on your own.
There are two types of Power of Attorney:
- Wills and Estate planning
- Powers of Attorney
- Establishing a trust
- Filing probate
- Litigation with a legal dispute related to an estate or will
We Will Ensure Your Wishes Are Protected
If you want your wishes to be upheld, estate management is essential. Our team will work with you to ensure that a plan is put in place that will protect your legacy and loves ones while minimizing any tax obligations. If a dispute occurs, we will represent your interests and ensure a swift and satisfactory resolution is achieved.
If you don’t have a will or estate plan just yet, contact us today and we’ll get you started. Our Markham Wills and Estates lawyers will help you carefully prepare your estate to ensure that your family and wealth are protected long after you’re gone.