Red Deer Estate Lawyer - We've all heard the old saying, "The only things that are certain are death and taxes." We are constantly reminded of both issues by the daily news, and by businesses and institutions advertising their wealth-management services.
Our wills and estates lawyers advise our clients on all factors of estate and personal planning. Our services include codicils, preparation of wills, power of attorney, living wills and guardianship concerns. We work together with various trust arrangements to accommodate clients' specific needs.
Our wills and estates lawyers draw on our company's professionals on matters of family law, that often play a significant role in personal planning. Services consist of the preparation of cohabitation agreements and marriage contracts. We act as counsel in issues of separation and divorce, support, property division and custody. We know that matters connected to family law and estate law are amongst the most inclined to litigation. Individuals and families are susceptible and require personalized service with sensitivity to all the concerns involved.
We likewise act for clients in dependent relief and family law proceedings, will contestation and interpretation, variation of trust proceedings, passing of accounts, acting as litigation guardian for minors, and litigation trustees Due to the nature of these areas, our goal is to assist clients reach their objectives through mediation and various alternative kinds of dispute resolution rather than through litigation.
Clients benefit from our knowledge in advanced tax planning as we help families with their retirement planning, wealth planning, avoiding or minimizing of probate tax, as well as several taxation connected to death. Presently there is an unprecedented transference of wealth taking place, both on a corporate and individual level, from one generation to another. We provide services to assist family businesses in issues of estate freezing, succession, other corporate reorganizations, partnership and shareholder agreements, and general compensation
For our clients, we even offer assistance for education savings plans, gifting programs, life insurance trusts, creditor-proofing mechanisms, immigration trusts, trusts or guardianships in concerns of disability, off-shore and domestic trust planning, and charitable giving planning.
We assist the personal representatives of the estate in the administration of the estate when death occurs. We may be appointed either by the deceased through a court appointment or will to act as the directly nominated estate representative.
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