WILLS TRUSTS AND ESTATES

Estate Planning

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Estate planning is a broad and complex subject which requires extensive knowledge to be handled successfully.  Seemingly small errors and omissions can cause all degree of unnecessary costs, delays in probate and financial losses to your estate.  With the help of aWinnipeg estate planning lawyer, you can see to it that your wishes will be carried out and your loved ones cared for when you are gone. At the Assiniboia Law Office, we can help you determine the most strategic plan for yourassets.  This includes real estate, vehicles and household items, bank accounts, stocks and bonds, retirement accounts, life insurance, the value of your business and more.  There are many important decisions to be made and our knowledge and guidance can ensure you are informed and have confidence in your estate plan.

Why is estate planning important?

Some of the most important parts of estate planning are your will and enduring power of attorney.  Without a valid will upon your death, your estate will be divided per Manitoba's inflexible intestacy laws.  This can leave those you wish to provide for without sufficient means or without any benefit at all from your estate.  With no one in place to administer your estate, certain family members you may not have intended to hold control of it may end up doing so.  Creditors can even make a claim and be approved to hold this position.  It is always best to attempt to avoid estate litigation if at all possible. Many other factors are involved in the process of estate planning, some of which have immediate effects.  These can involve the establishment of trustsgifting, estate freezing, a succession plan for your business, estate taxes and more.  We will begin with a broad view of your estate and work with all interrelated factors to develop the best strategy to achieve your objectives. Contact a Winnipeg Estate Planning Lawyer for help seeing your estate is addressed as per your wishes and your loved ones cared for after your passing.