Wills, Estates & Trusts
You’re not alone – no one likes to think about making a will. But creating a will ensures that your wishes are carried out for the benefit of your family and loved ones as well as any charitable organizations and foundations you wish to support.
Whether you need help preparing a simple will or need more advanced guidance with complex estates and trusts, our experienced lawyers help navigate this often difficult and emotionally fraught terrain. OWZW can assist you in preparing a will by helping you review your circumstances and providing advice in relation to gifts and the formation of trusts. If required, we help you form a cooperative team with other professionals such as accountants and estate planners in order to ensure that your objectives become reality, and to offer advice on what actions are needed now as part of an overall estate plan.
We offer help with:
- Overall estate planning
- Powers of attorney
- Health Care Directives (‘Living Wills’)
- Establishing roles of executors and administrators of wills
- Applications for Letter Probate or Letters of Administration
- Gathering assets
- Distributing assets to beneficiaries
- Adult Guardianship Applications
In the unlikely event that disputes arise, we provide effective advice and representation. Our team, Randy Sandbeck, Greg Irvine, Christine Hansen-Chad and Lindsay Oliver have experience before the Court of Queen’s Bench and the Court of Appeal in relation to issues surrounding wills and their interpretations as well as estates and their administration.