Peterborough 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 issues in the every day news, by businesses and institutions promoting their wealth-management services.
Our wills and estates lawyers advise our clients on all aspects of estate and personal planning. Our services comprise preparation of wills, codicils, living wills, powers of attorney and guardianship concerns. We work with various trust arrangements in order to accommodate clients' specific needs.
Our wills and estates lawyers draw on our firm's professionals on issues of family law, which usually play a significant role in personal planning. Services comprise the preparation of cohabitation agreements and marriage contracts. We act as counsel in issues of separation and divorce, property division, custody, and support. We understand that issues associated to family law and estate law are among the most susceptible to litigation. Families and individuals are susceptible and need personalized assistance with sensitivity to all the matters involved.
We represent clients in family law proceedings and dependent relief, will contestation and interpretation, 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 reach their goals through mediation and other alternative kinds of dispute resolution instead of through litigation.
We are able to help families with our knowledge in complex tax planning to assist them with their retirement planning, wealth planning, minimizing or avoiding of probate tax, as well as other taxation associated to death. Presently there is an unprecedented transference of wealth happening, both on a corporate and individual level, from one generation to another. We provide services to assist family businesses in problems of succession, other corporate reorganizations, estate freezing, shareholder and partnership agreements, as well as general compensation
Other services we provide comprise helping clients with life insurance trusts, education savings plans, gifting programs, creditor-proofing mechanisms, immigration trusts, guardianships or trusts in issues of disability, domestic and off-shore trust planning, and charitable giving planning.
When death happens, we could assist with the administration of the estate for those representatives of the estate. We could be appointed either by the deceased through a court appointment or will so as to act as the directly nominated estate representative.
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