Estate planning is more than simply drafting a will. Caring for dependents, the tax consequences of your gifts and bequests, division of assets among family and charities, and decisions regarding financial management and healthcare are important considerations. A proper estate plan, reflected in a well drafted will and other testamentary documents, is essential in order to ensure that your family is taken care of, your last wishes are properly expressed, and for general peace of mind in your later years. Clear directions and statements of intent can help to avoid disputes among your loved ones in the event of illness or after you pass on.
Our Kingston estate lawyers can help with drafting wills, powers of attorney, testamentary and inter vivos trusts, and other testamentary and non-testamentary documents to help you create a successful estate plan.
Regardless of your assets, family dynamics, or stage of life and health, we can help. Our estate planning legal services are especially beneficial for complex situations involving:
Former spouses and step-children
Health care directives
Planning for disabled or special needs beneficiaries
Extended families and guardianship
Succession planning for business assets and corporate shares
Planning for debts and liabilities
Transfer of cottage properties
Charitable gift giving and planning with insurance
Non-testamentary planning documents and trusts
Dealing with digital assets
Assisted reproduction and inheritance
Please contact us for more information regarding our customized estate planning services. Our estate planning lawyers can help you make the challenging decisions required for incapacity and end-of-life planning.