It can be very difficult to talk about the issues surrounding wills and estates. An experienced estate lawyer can engage you in a constructive discussion about your legacy and help you make the best decisions to ensure your assets are distributed in the manner you choose.
While challenging, it is essential to have these talks about wills and estates. Without proper legal direction, your assets may be tied up in litigation for years.
In addition to personal assets, if you own a business, you also need to plan for its future, including succession and future ownership.
Our estates & trusts lawyers have substantial experience in the areas of estate planning, trusts, and corporate succession related matters.
We focus on long–term estate planning requirements as well as ongoing family related concerns. For example, we can assist you with the preparation of wills and powers of attorney and the creation of trusts to expedite estate planning endeavours.
We can also provide you with comprehensive advice on a wide range of legal issues in this area including the interpretation and enforceability of wills and trust arrangements, the rights of beneficiaries, the duties of executors and trustees, and mental incapacity issues.
In addition, our lawyers regularly advise clients with regards to income and capital gains tax minimization, the use of various tax shelters and deferrals, estate and tax planning using inter vivos (a transfer or gift made during one’s lifetime) and other asset protection structures.
We also offer advice on long–term strategic tax planning, including inter–generational transfers of wealth in family–owned businesses and other closely–held corporations.
Our estates lawyers provide the following services:
We approach all estate cases with understanding and compassion. We know that the subject matter in these kinds of discussions is of a very sensitive nature.
Yet we also convey in our meetings with clients the tremendous importance of proper planning. Through estate planning you can maximize the value of your assets and realize greater tax efficiency. You can ensure that your last wishes are followed. You can make provisions for unforeseen circumstances, like sudden incapacity due to accident or illness. And you can place your estate in the hands of someone you trust.
At our firm, we have expertise in all aspects of the law, including those that may have an impact on your estate planning, like family, real estate, tax, and business law.
To begin the process of securing your estate for future generations, we invite you to contact an estate lawyer at Heydary Hamilton.