Markham Estate Lawyer - "The only things that are certain are death and taxes" is an old saying we've all heard. We would constantly be reminded of issues in the every day news, by businesses and institutions marketing their wealth-management services.
Our wills and estates lawyers advise our business partners on all aspects of estate and personal planning. Our services comprise preparation of wills, codicils, power of attorney, living wills and guardianship issues. We work along with various trust arrangements to accommodate clients' particular requirements.
Our lawyers working on wills and estates issues with rely heavily on the professionals in our firm on family law issues. Among the services we offer include marriage contract preparation and cohabitation agreements. We act as counsel in problems of divorce and separation, support, property division and custody. We understand that issues connected to family law and estate law are among the most susceptible to litigation. Individuals and families are vulnerable and need personalized assistance with sensitivity to all the issues 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 goal is to help clients achieve their objectives through mediation and several alternative types of dispute resolution rather than through litigation.
Clients benefit from our skill in complex tax planning because we assist families with their wealth planning, retirement planning, avoiding or minimizing of probate tax, and various taxation related to death. Presently there is an unprecedented transference of wealth happening, both on an individual and corporate level, from one generation to another. We provide services to assist family businesses in issues of succession, other corporate reorganizations, estate freezing, shareholder and partnership agreements, as well as general compensation
Other services we provide involve assisting clients with gifting programs, life insurance trusts, education savings plans, immigration trusts, creditor-proofing mechanisms, guardianships or trusts in concerns of disability, off-shore and domestic trust planning, and charitable giving planning.
When death takes place, we can help with the administration of the estate for those representatives of the estate. We may be appointed either by the deceased through a will or court appointment so as to act as the directly nominated estate representative.
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