Belleville Estate Lawyer - "The only things that are certain are death and taxes" is an old saying we've all heard. We will always be reminded of matters in the every day news, by businesses and institutions advertising their wealth-management services.
Our wills and estates lawyers advise our clients on all aspects of personal and estate planning. Our services consist of codicils, preparation of wills, living wills, powers of attorney and guardianship matters. We work along with various trust arrangements to accommodate clients' specific needs.
Our wills and estates lawyers draw on our company's experts on issues of family law, that normally play a significant role in personal planning. Services comprise the preparation of cohabitation agreements and marriage contracts. We act as counsel in matters of divorce and separation, support, property division and custody. We understand that problems related to estate law and family law are among the most inclined to litigation. Individuals and families are susceptible and require personalized help with sensitivity to all the problems involved.
We represent clients in family law proceedings and dependent relief, will interpretation and contestation, 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 achieve their objectives through mediation and several alternative kinds of dispute resolution rather than through litigation.
Clients benefit from our expertise in advanced tax planning as we assist families with their retirement planning, wealth planning, minimizing or avoiding of probate tax, and several taxation associated to death. Presently there is an unprecedented transference of wealth happening, both on an individual and corporate level, from one generation to another. We offer services to assist family businesses in matters of succession, other corporate reorganizations, estate freezing, shareholder and partnership agreements, as well as general compensation
Other services we provide include assisting clients with life insurance trusts, education savings plans, gifting programs, immigration trusts, creditor-proofing mechanisms, guardianships or trusts in matters of disability, domestic and off-shore trust planning, and charitable giving planning.
We help the personal representatives of the estate in the administration of the estate when death happens. We may be appointed either by the deceased through a court appointment or will in order to act as the directly nominated representative of the estate.
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