Need Assistance with Estate Law in Toronto? Call Denise Badley Today
Planning an estate is often a long and arduous process. There are many legal aspects of this process which, if overlooked, can substantially reduce the size of your estate. Let Denise Badley help you avoid confusion with estate law services in Toronto.
Addressing Your Estate Law Needs
With more than 20 years of legal experience, Denise can help you navigate through estate law. Using a personalized, courteous approach, Denise works to protect your wealth and assets by providing assistance with estate management, wills and trusts. She can also help to reduce your exposure to probate fees, which are paid to the Ontario government when an estate becomes probated.
The Importance of a Will
A will is an official document that outlines the division of your estate amongst certain parties. Although straightforward in nature, preparing one is often a challenge for many people. It is vital for every adult to have a will, especially if you are:
- Recently married
- Separated, but not divorced
- In a common law relationship
Without a will in place, your estate may amass several thousand dollars in additional costs which your family and executor will have to bear. When you are ready to begin preparing your will, Denise can serve as your legal counsel. She will guide you throughout the entire process while addressing all of your questions and concerns.
How to Choose an Executor
Every will has an executor, a person who is appointed to administer your estate in accordance with the guidelines of your will. This is a crucial step in the estate law process. Being an executor is a very demanding a job that involves a great deal of paperwork, forms and financial management, and choosing one should never be a snap judgement. Many people face a difficult decision when determining who should oversee their will.
Although the executor can be a trusted relative or friend, choosing one is not about who you feel closest to. The individual does not have to be based in Ontario, although having an out-of-province executor not only complicates the probate process, but also makes will management more difficult for you.
It’s important to ensure you choose the right person to handle your will and assets, and Denise can assist you with that process. For more information about Denise’s estate law services in Toronto, contact her today to schedule a consultation .