No matter how well planned, there is always the potential that someone will disagree with the estate. This adds an additional layer of conflict and stress during what is an already trying time, especially since these disputes have the potential to permanently impact family relationships.
At KSW Lawyers, our wills and estates team are well versed in handling estate matters, including litigation and disputes, and have represented clients regarding estates of varying size and complexity. Our focus is on working with you and your family towards an amicable resolution whenever possible, and protecting your rights when it is not.
Our skilled and experienced lawyers have drafted wills and power of attorney for and litigated on behalf of clients throughout the Fraser Valley, helping them protect their hard-earned assets for their intended beneficiaries.
When a person dies, a lack of estate planning can increase the burden on their loved ones. Even with good planning and no legal disputes, estate administration can be a large burden for your family to bear. Between tax planning, asset allocation (especially for blended families), trust declarations, and other common estate issues can cause headaches and require professional assistance. Regardless of the complexity of your estate, a will or any other estate planning document simplifies the process and helps take some of the burden off of your loved ones in the event of your passing.
At KSW Lawyers, our experience includes preparing estate plans for those who are single, have one spouse with no prior spouses, and those who are in second or more than second marriages or common law relationships. We can assist with planning for simple assets to complex and substantial assets and the nature and extent of assets also affects the planning direction.We can assist you in drafting a will or will alternative that gives you peace of mind and helps everything unfold the way you want it to.
Our team can assist you with the following areas to reduce the strain of your loved ones in the event of your passing:
Assigning someone as your power of attorney entrusts them with the responsibility of ensuring that your wishes are respected, even if you cannot make decisions for yourself. Your power of attorney can act on your behalf for legal and financial matters, and entrusting that power to someone can be a complicated process.
Our team strives to make the power of attorney process as straightforward as possible, and can help you select the correct agreement, modify and existing one, or change your designated power of attorney, provided you are mentally capable.
We know that many people never do wills and encourage everyone of any station in life to do a will and reach out to discuss all of your estate planning options.