Wills & Estates Lawyer
Are you looking to have a will prepared? It’s important that a wills and estates lawyer reviews all the details with you to avoid major issues that could arise with a distribution of assets. You need a good law firm that will help you with the process and knowledge. You are In the right place! At Hummingbird Lawyers, we pride ourselves in our many years of experience being utilized to better serve Toronto and the GTA.
Estate Planning is imperative for all types of people, whether young or old, whether or not you have significant assets. You can not say “I only need a simple Will” until you have a proper consultation with an estates lawyer who can review many issues that you may not think of.
Hummingbird Lawyers facilitates the preparation and execution of critical estate planning legal documents such as wills, powers of attorney and trusts.
Our Full Suite of Wills and Estates Services
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Wills are an essential document to be written before death. Without a will, your assets may not necessarily end up going to the people you thought they would.
- Your Last Will and Testament
Your Last Will and Testament outline and enforce your wishes regarding your estate. Dying without one may mean your assets will be distributed against your wishes.
- Corporate Will/Secondary Will
Having a corporate will ensures that when you pass, your corporation’s assets will be held in trust. Separating business and personal assets make probate easier.
- Your Last Will and Testament
- Power of Attorney for Property
We put together frequently asked questions about Powers of Attorney For Property (Assets). These include, What is a Power of Attorney? Do I need two Powers of Attorney? Can a Power of Attorney be used after death? and more.
- Power of Attorney for Personal Care
We put together Commonly Asked Questions about Power of Attorney For Personal Care (Medical) so you can understand it better.
- Family Trusts
- Henson Trusts for special needs family member
- Inter Vivos Trusts
- Succession planning for family-owned businesses
- Estate Administration
Probate, executor of a will, executor of an estate, probate tax in Ontario, and everything you need to know about dying in Canada.
- Estate Litigation
- Foreign Executor
As a foreign executor, people are often told by their local lawyer that they need to “reseal probate” in Ontario or “get a grant of probate” in Ontario. Here’s what that means.
Contact Amy MacAlpine for more information about our wills and estates services.
Why Do I Need A Will?
In a case of dying without a will, your money may not automatically go to the people you think. You may not have provided adequately for a dependent. Decisions regarding your minor children and their money may be influenced by someone you do not want to have involved. The funds that your family needs could be tied up in estates court for a length of time, when they need it the most.
Save The Trouble, Hire A Will Lawyer In Toronto & Vaughan Today!
We help clients determine what documents are needed to prevent these outcomes and honour your wishes. Our services protect your wishes and the people who depend on you. So make no mistakes! Our Vaughan and Toronto-based team will save a lot of future trouble by simply working with you on covering all small details.
Administration and Estate Litigation in Toronto
Estate administration can be a lengthy and complex matter. Hummingbird Lawyers LLP can assist Executors or Estate Trustees in obtaining the authority to perform necessary duties and distribute the estate properly. Hummingbird Lawyers can also assist you administer the estate in a limited manner or completely.
No matter the issue, whether you have beneficiary disagreements, will challenges, or need the Court’s advice, Hummingbird Lawyers is there to support and guide you. Hummingbird Lawyers can also assist you with processing a claim against the estate such as dependent claims, a passing of accounts, or holding the executors accountable.
We provide excellent personal service to all of our clients and establish life-long relationships that you can rely on and trust. We have an excellent team of estate lawyers and we can assist with any administration and estate litigation.