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WILLS AND ESTATE LAW

At KSW Lawyers, we provide a holistic, client-focused approach to law. By focusing on the specific needs of each client, while working together with other lawyers in our firm, we can make holistic recommendations that address the root cause of problems and guide you towards an appropriate course of action.‍

Wills and Estate Lawyers Langley

KSW Lawyers provides quality legal services for wills, estates, and related family matters in the Langley area. We offer legal advice that can help you protect yourself, your family, and your finances in the event of your passing.

We know life is full of unexpected turns - you never know what tomorrow might bring. That's why it's important to plan ahead for your family's future and make sure your wishes are followed after you're gone. At KSW Lawers, our attorneys can help you create estate documents that cover everything from what happens to your things when you pass away to how your children will be cared for if something were to happen to both parents at once.

Working with our expert team of lawyers, you won't have to worry about making mistakes when it comes time to create these important documents. KSW Lawyers will guide you through every step of the process so that nothing slips through the cracks. Our estate experts regularly consult with allied professionals such as accountants and financial planners, who advise us on the best ways to ensure our clients' estates last for generations, as well as how to protect your assets from unnecessary penalties stemming from tax, probate fees, or provincial legislation.

What KSW Lawyers Can Do For You: Our Practice Areas

Our estate planning lawyers are well-versed in various areas of law, including business law, family law, real estate law, etc. Their broad experience makes them uniquely qualified to help you with your will and estate planning needs.

Estate Litigation

We know that dealing with the death of a loved one can be difficult. We understand that you may have questions about your rights as an heir to your family's estate and how to handle the transfer of assets. Our lawyers are here to help you in your time of need.

Our team is highly skilled at handling all areas of estate litigation, including questions of will fairness or validity, claims of negligent or fraudulent estate administration, claims of trustee misconduct, filing a wills variation claim, challenging testamentary capacity, and more.

At KSW Lawyers, we recognize that these kinds of legal matters are often very sensitive, so we work hard to make sure that our clients receive the individual attention they deserve from our attorneys. Our goal is to provide you with an excellent experience during this difficult time and help you get through it as smoothly as possible.

Probate and Estate Administration

Estate administration is a complex legal process that involves identifying and dealing with many different types of documents. Our lawyers can help you avoid pitfalls and ensure that all the relevant legal issues are considered.

Our firm's attorneys specialize in probate and estate administration and can assist clients with the estate administration process by providing qualified legal advice and performing duties associated with an executor's role. We’ll take care of everything for you, from probate applications and disputes to other types of estate litigation such as wills variation claims.

KSW Lawyers has years of experience in probate and estate administration and we'll be with you every step of the way. We can assist individuals, families and companies with all their estate administration needs. We provide counsel on disputes related to the division of property among family members, the division of assets among beneficiaries, and the best way to manage an estate. We also advise clients on how to transfer property to a surviving joint tenant owner or on the transfer of property to the Estate after probate.

In addition, our team can prepare applications for a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration for estates where no will exists as well as assist with the preparation of estate accounts and obtain court approval of estate accounts where necessary.

Wills and Trusts

Our lawyers have drafted living wills, power of attorney, and other estate planning documents to help clients protect their assets for countless individuals throughout Langley and the Fraser Valley area.

KSW Lawyers can help you plan for the future, and help you prepare a valid will and related documents according to the requirements set out in the Wills, Estates and Succession Act. We can help you prepare your estate plan for a variety of circumstances, whether you are single, married, or in a common law relationship. We can also assist with personal planning for simple assets, such as a home, to more complex and substantial issues such as family business succession. Our firm will help you draft a will or will alternative that helps your wishes be carried out in the event of your passing and protects your loved ones from the adverse consequences relating to not having a will in place.

KSW Lawyers can assist you with numerous other legal matters to help reduce the burden on your loved ones after your death. We use the best and most up-to-date legal processes to prepare joint ownership and trust declarations that are legally sound so that you can avoid challenges to the documents. In addition, our firm can set up trusts for various purposes, including probate avoidance, disability planning, asset protection, tax planning or controlled distribution of funds to beneficiaries. We also provide probate and wills variation avoidance planning, which can be used to minimize concerns about the Wills Variation Act.

In addition, our lawyers can assist with executor appointments, including the use of professionals and trust companies as executors. We will also advise trustees as to their duties. We can draft marriage and cohabitation agreements, which generally involve wills in “blended family” situations, in order to assist in certainty concerning estate planning.

Choosing the Right Power of Attorney

The process of assigning a power of attorney can be complicated, but it is essential to discuss the matter with your loved ones and choose someone you trust. Your attorney will then have the authority to act on your behalf for legal and financial issues.

We can help you modify or update an existing power of attorney, or create a new one. Our firm offers a wide range of services for power of attorney documents and our lawyers have an in-depth understanding of the associated implications for general, specific, and enduring power of attorney arrangements. We are here to help you navigate the power of attorney process so that you can make an informed decision about which representation agreement is right for you.

KSW Lawyers Is on Your Side

Since 1973, KSW Lawyers has assisted families and businesses throughout the Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland with all their wills and estate planning needs. Our firm is committed to providing the highest quality of service in the industry. We proudly serve clients in all aspects of probate and estate law.

If you're in Langley British Columbia and are in need of legal services, contact us today.

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