Toronto Wills & Estates Lawyers
We want to help you protect your estate and plan for your succession. The unpredictability of life makes it important for you to plan for the future, whatever your future may hold. Regardless of the size of your estate, whether you are married or have children, you will need a succession plan. You spend your lifetime building your estate; let our skilled lawyers provide you with peace of mind in knowing that your wishes will be fulfilled.
Our team is here to discuss your short-term and long-term goals, family dynamics and other circumstances to establish an estate plan tailored to your needs. Planning ahead is important to ensure that possible tax efficiencies are considered so that you can maximize the value of your estate and reduce the taxes paid upon your death. Our wills and estates lawyers have extensive experience providing estate planning advice and can assist you in implementing your desired plan.
When a loved one dies, allow Baker & Company to assist you with winding up and administering the estate. We can offer practical advice and cost-effective services to ensure that the estate is wound up to the best advantage of the beneficiaries.
At Baker & Company we can assist you with the following:
Having a valid will in place allows you to decide exactly how your estate is dealt with after you pass away rather than relying on the rules under the Succession Law Reform Act, which apply to individuals who pass away without a will.
Powers of attorney are an important document for ensuring that the individual of your choice looks after your personal care and property in the event that you become incapacitated. Without a valid power of attorney, your loved ones may be forced to seek court appointment, which can be an expensive and lengthy process.
A trust is a useful tool that allows you to plan long-term for any minor children or grandchildren to ensure that their interests are well looked after. You may wish to set-up an insurance trust, for example, which provides for the future payment of your children’s day-to-day needs and education.
At Baker & Company, we regularly review and update existing wills & trusts, and draft new wills & trusts for clients with estates of all sizes. We are known for being the firm that handles the “complicated stuff”. We do not shy away from the most complex of legal scenarios and regularly help clients through their most challenging wills & estates issues. Call us at 416-777-0100 or contact us online for a consultation.