Estate Planning

Planning for the future is an extremely personal process. We understand that the preservation and protection of your assets and your decisions about your future are deeply personal subjects. You need a lawyer you can trust and you can talk to honestly and frankly. At Lawrence Law, we listen to your vision and plan, and we create a lasting document that reflects your true intentions.

For most clients, this will involve drafting a will, governing the distribution of assets after death, a personal directive, which sets out who can make important health care and personal decisions when the client is no longer able to, and a power of attorney, which allows you to appoint someone to manage your financial affairs when you are no longer able to.

Some clients require additional estate planning, including the drafting of specialized trusts or life insurance and RRSP declarations. We also have the expertise needed to ensure that your estate plan is tax-effective.

Estate Administration

One of the most overwhelming aspects of losing a loved one is having to attend to the legal responsibilities with administering their estate. Being called upon to act as an executor is often a major life event that can be filled with stress and complications. Let us ease your burden and help simplify the process by navigating the rules related to administering the estate.

At Lawrence Law, we can help you with court applications, including applying for a grant of probate, advising you on your rights and responsibilities as an executor, and assisting in the transfer of assets in the most tax-effective manner possible. Should there be a trust created in the will, we can help you understand the type and length of the trust, and the overall administration of the trust.