Saskatoon 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 every day 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 preparation of wills, codicils, power of attorney, living wills and guardianship matters. We work with various trust arrangements in order 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 comprise the preparation of marriage contracts and cohabitation agreements. We act as counsel in matters of divorce and separation, custody, support and property division. We know that matters related to estate law and family law are amongst the most inclined to litigation. Families and individuals are susceptible and need personalized service with understanding to all the problems involved.
We represent clients in family law proceedings and dependent relief, will interpretation and contestation, passing of accounts, variation of trust proceedings, litigation trustees and acting as litigation guardian for minors. Due to the nature of these areas, our objective is to help clients reach their objectives through mediation and several alternative types of dispute resolution rather than through litigation.
We can assist families with our skill in advanced tax planning to assist them with their wealth planning, retirement planning, minimizing or avoiding of probate tax, and other 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 offer services to assist family businesses in issues of succession, other corporate reorganizations, estate freezing, partnership and shareholder agreements, as well as general compensation
For our clients, we also offer assistance for gifting programs, life insurance trusts, education savings plans, creditor-proofing mechanisms, immigration trusts, trusts or guardianships in matters of disability, off-shore and domestic trust planning, and charitable giving planning.
When death happens, we could assist with the administration of the estate for those representatives of the estate. We can be appointed either by the deceased through a will or court appointment to act as the directly nominated estate representative.
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