Wills & Estates
Careful planning and attention to detail are paramount when it comes to protecting the interests of your family and business. At GreenWay, our skills in handling wills and estates ensure that all contingencies are covered. We also handle contentious estates, if you have been unjustly excluded from a will or need protection from those seeking a larger share of your inheritance.
On March 31, 2014, British Columbia ushered in sweeping changes to the law relating to wills and estates. For further information on the Wills, Estates and Succession Act (WESA), follow the link for a short primer or have one of our lawyers review your estate planning documents.
A simple will is enough to begin securing the future
Don’t wait to protect the interests of your family and business. At GreenWay, our down-to-earth, friendly approach and skill in handling wills and estates ensures that all contingencies are covered.
Quite simply, we’ll make sure your affairs are in order. That includes planning for possible disabilities through a living Will, a nomination of committee, a health care directive, delegating a power of attorney, and doing everything possible to minimize taxes so that more of your estate is left for your loved ones.
Best of all, our extended office hours make the whole process quick, easy and convenient.
Whether you start with a simple will or choose our complete estate-planning package – including wills, living wills and powers of attorney – we’ll help put your mind at ease.
Expanded Services for Executors
GreenWay Legal Centre has long provided a full range of legal services related to estate planning and to the administration of estate, including the drafting of wills, powers of attorney, representation agreements, nominations of committee and living wills.
We are frequently called upon to assist with the probate of estate or to advise executors concerning illegal challenges which they encounter, such as contested states and Wills Variation Act proceedings.
GreenWay is now seeking to expand its service offering to include more comprehensive assistance to those burdened with the executorship of an estate; services which go beyond the traditional role of a law firm in the administration of an estate.
Estate Management Services
We have assembled a trusted team to work under our guidance and supervision to provide hands-on assistance to executors. These services include:
- tax planning and tax filings
- trust services, including the safe-keeping of valuable assets
- thoughtful liquidation and disposal of assets
- real-estate services including de-cluttering, staging and marketing property for sale
- interim management of the business as required
- review of documents and personal papers
- assistance with administrative paperwork, forms and benefit applications
Executors living at a distance, or those with physical challenges, often find the duties of executorship to be unduly burdensome. We hope our expanded estate service will provide the missing link in such cases and make the process as simple as possible.
For more information, please contact us and ask about our expanded estate services package. The process begins with a needs assessment to tailor a service package right for you and your budget.