Estate planning: wills and powers of attorney
Everyone knows how important it is to have wills and powers of attorney in place. But it’s something that’s very easy to put off. It’s not something people want to think about, and the legal expenses can deter you. But we can make it easy on you. If your estate is reasonably straightforward, we can help you prepare your will and power of attorney for less than you’d pay a lawyer. We’d never try to replace a good lawyer, but many people don’t need complex documents. The cost of estate planning which includes a will and power of attorney is often only $250 for a couple or $150 for a single or widowed person. And we have 33 years experience helping people in this area get exactly what they need.
Estate planning includes a number of things most people wouldn’t necessarily think of, or even be aware of. We can help a great deal with estate administration, or winding up an estate – such as completing the paperwork for Canada Pension Plan death benefits and survivorship pensions; cancelling Social Insurance cards and health cards; changing titles on investments; selling shares owned by the deceased; preparing and filing a terminal tax return; and if required preparing and filing a trust return.
We have offices in Meaford and Thornbury, and we’re happy to visit with you at your home in Meaford, Thornbury, Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Owen Sound, Markdale and elsewhere in the area. Please contact us for help with your estate planning needs, including wills and powers of attorney.