When explaining the purpose of various clauses in clients’ Wills with them, one clause that always seems to peak clients’ interest is the “Community of Property” clause. Essentially, this clause can help protect a beneficiary’s property from ending up in the hands of that beneficiary’s ex-spouse. This is understandably an important consideration for many clients…Read Article
Experienced Estate Lawyers – Wills and Trusts
Estate planning and execution can be a delicate process, particularly in situations featuring complex financial and business holdings or family structures.
Mills & Mills LLP is a leader in the Toronto legal community and specializes in Wills and estates law. With over 130 years of experience, and an ongoing dedication to staying abreast of the latest developments in Wills and estates law, we are skilled at tailoring estate plans to meet the unique needs of our clients, no matter the level of complexity involved. We take a custom approach to this process, carefully crafting and executing a plan to suit our clients’ individual requirements.
Our holistic approach to estate planning and administration allows us to provide our clients with a comprehensive experience that takes his or her unique personal and financial situation into account. We take the time to listen to our clients’ concerns and goals with respect to their estate plan, and we work closely with them to develop a strategy that will work for them.
We provide a full range of estate planning services, such as:
- Wills, including multiple Wills for probate planning
- Powers of attorney for property and personal care
- Retirement planning
- Business succession planning
- Personal finance and asset protection
- Multi-jurisdictional and cross-border planning
- Special needs planning
- Estate transactions relating to property (family and estate transfers, Survivorship applications)
Our lawyers also assist clients with the preparation and administration of multiple types of trusts. We can help with a wide variety of trusts, depending on each client’s individual set of circumstances, such as providing ongoing care for a vulnerable loved one or establishing the long-term governance of a family cottage.
Dedicated Estate Administrators, Trustees and Litigators
As estate administration experts, we can advise estate trustees and guide them through the probate process, or our lawyers can perform executor/trustee duties if requested. Our lawyers are experienced in dealing with even the most complex estate issues, and often will be called upon to perform these duties when the circumstances become overwhelming for the individual(s) appointed under the Will.
As estate litigators, we are knowledgeable and proficient. Our lawyers are highly adept at handling all manner of estate disputes. We can help with Will and trust interpretation, Will disputes, trustee/executor disputes and dependents’ relief claims under the Succession Law Reform Act of Ontario. These are often complex, emotional situations and we pride ourselves on balancing our clients’ legal and personal goals in seeking resolution.
Contact the Estates Lawyers at Mills & Mills LLP
To benefit from our experience and attention to detail with respect to all of your estate needs, call Mills & Mills LLP at 416-863-0125 or send us an email.