Legal Advice For Drafting Wills And Estate Planning

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.

Wills & Estate Planning

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
  • Elder care
  • 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.

Our Team

Monika Kimmel

Lawyer

    • Location: Kingston, Ontario, Canada

    Monika Kimmel joined Ryder-Burbidge Hurley Foster in 2022 as an associate lawyer. Her practice focuses on immigration, real estate and wills and estate. Before becoming a lawyer, Monika completed a Bachelor degree at Université Québec à Montréal (UQAM) and worked as social worker in one of the most multiethnic neighborhood in Montreal. During this time that she set out on a journey to become a lawyer and she subsequently moved to Moncton, New Brunswick.

    Jennifer Foster

    Lawyer

      • Location: Kingston, Ontario, Canada

      Jennifer has provided legal services to the Kingston community for over ten years. Her main areas of practice include Wills and Estate Planning, Estate Administration, Corporate Law, and Real Estate Law. Jennifer is a full member [...]

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