No matter your age or stage of life, it’s important to have the right plan in place for the future. We will help you make the best possible plans, preserve your legacy, and protect those you love. We can also help navigate your role as a beneficiary or trustee.
Many of us have been fortunate to find great paying jobs early in our lives in the Peace Country, and that’s not the case everywhere. In Grande Prairie even people in their early 20s have a need to begin to think about estate planning, naming a power of attorney and any beneficiaries.
Whether your assets are big or small, consist of savings, stocks, or an employment pension, its best to have a clear plan to ensure the people you care about are taken care of. No matter your age, it’s wise to determine how your debts will be paid or who will look after your children.
When raising a family, it’s hard to think about worst-case scenarios. However, in case the unthinkable happens, it’s important to plan. Thinking of your children, we’ll plan around who can care for them, who will make financial or medical decisions on their behalf, how their inheritances will be managed, and when and how they will receive it.
You’ll also want to consider who makes healthcare decisions for you and your spouse should you both be unable to do so. Establishing your wishes regarding pain care, organ donation, and resuscitation will be considered, ensuring your wishes are met.
While no one wants to talk about aging and death, a well-thought-out estate plan allows you to make provisions for yourself and your loved ones — leaving no questions to be decided by the courts or family members who weren’t expecting to do so. The more planning you do now, the more your wishes will be honoured and the less stress your loved ones will face when they’re grieving.
Drafting a will, naming your beneficiaries, establishing powers of attorney, and setting up your healthcare directives are just some of the items you’ll want to consider.
Losing a loved one is hard enough but having to worry about administering an estate adds to the pressure. If you are an executor or personal representative for a loved one’s estate, we are here to provide you with legal guidance and support. Whether you require some general legal advice or need to apply for a grant of probate with the courthouse, we help quickly and efficiently.
We can also help with adult guardianship, trusteeship, and power of attorney matters.