A Will is a written document which details how you want your property distributed after your death. A Will ensures that your wishes are carried out with a minimum of expense and delay after your death. A properly prepared will can save time and expense for your family and beneficiaries.
You can make as many changes to your Will as you want. You can either rewrite the entire Will or make changes by a document called a “Codicil.” A Codicil is a testamentary document which has the same power as your Will. It must be drafted and witnessed with the same care as your Will.
Power of Attorney
A Power of Attorney gives someone authority to handle your financial and estate matters. It is a written document that says someone else (an attorney) may act with the same authority as you have in looking after your finances and estate.
Anna Gurevich Law Office is well prepared to assist you in drafting a Will, Codicil to your Last Will and Testament or Powers of Attorney. Please, contact us to make the first step in your estate planning that will bring you peace of mind that your wishes followed and your loved ones protected.
Certificate of Appointment of the Estate Trustee with A Will (Probate)
In Ontario, when a person with real property or assets dies with a Will, the Estate must apply for a Grant of Probate to establish the validity of the Will. Anna Gurevich Law Office will assist in all aspects of this complex matter.
Certificate of Appointment of the Estate Trustee without A Will (Probate)
When a person with real property or assets dies without a Will, the Estate Trustee must be appointed by a court. The procedure by which a person is appointed by the court to deal with the assets of a deceased person who died without leaving a will is initiated by an Application for Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee without a Will. If you need the assistance in this matter, please, contact our office. We will be pleased to help you.
Cross-Border Estate Administration
Sometimes a person who is a resident of another country has real property or assets in Ontario. When such a person dies, some procedures will be necessary in order for the relatives to get access to the assets located in Ontario. The procedures vary depending on a few factors, mostly whether the person died with or without a Will and the resident of which country the deceased was. If this is your situation and you need the assistance in this matter, please, contact our office. We will be pleased to help you.
Wills questionnaire form
Please download Wills questionnaire form, fill it in and send it back to us via email or fax.