Wills and Estates: Peace of Mind

A properly drafted Will and Estate Plan provides peace of mind and the knowledge that your loved ones Will be taken care of if anything happens to you. At Creighton Law LLP, we strive to give our clients that peace of mind.

We understand that the time after a loved one has passed is filled with sadness, disruption and sometimes overwhelming emotions. The last things those left behind need to deal with are the practical and sometimes confusing aspects of administering the Estate. We take the burden from them, and help the Estate Trustees carry out their duties in administering the Estate.

Most of all, we offer clear guidance and advice to help our clients avoid disputes on a wide range of potential challenges that may arise.

Planning for the Future

Our Lawyers will guide you through the process of creating your Estate Plan. We will:

  • Learn about your family situation and all the special needs you may have, such as minor children, disabled spouses or parents or issues of business succession
  • Answer your questions
  • Help you account for all of your assets and debts
  • Draft your Will
  • Help you plan for incapacity through Powers of Attorney for property and personal care
  • Help you minimize taxes and fees

Helping Families Through Their Loss

We help clients carry out their duties as Executors and Estate Trustees after a loved one dies, which may include:

  • Locating and evaluating all Estate assets, including Real Estate, bank accounts, insurance policies and investments
  • Assisting with administrative duties such as notifying utilities and credit card companies of the death
  • Locating all beneficiaries and identifying all creditors
  • Preparing and filing the application for Probate (Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee With a Will) to declare the Will valid
  • Preparing and filing the application for Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee Without a Will if there is no Will
  • Preparing and registering a transfer of the family home and, if appropriate, the sale of the family home
  • Assisting in completion of life insurance claims and transfers and redemptions of shares and bonds
  • Completing and filing of the necessary forms including the Estate Information Return
  • Filing final taxes and obtaining the Clearance Certificate from the Canada Revenue Agency
  • Keeping accurate records in order to pass accounts

Contact Creighton Law LLP

Whether you are planning for your family's future, or dealing with the loss of a loved one, our experience and compassion can bring you peace of mind. Contact our Oshawa office at 1-800-216-4970 or through our online form.