Our wills lawyers and probate lawyers in Vancouver focus mainly on estate planning and drafting probate applications and giving advice to executors. Because we are both wills lawyers and probate lawyers, no matter who you choose here, you will get comprehensive advice about your estate planning or probate matter. We have flat rates, competitive prices, and we donate 1% of revenue to charity.
A probate lawyer in Vancouver by your side
The experienced probate lawyers from Westcoast Wills & Estates ease the burden on executors and estate administrators. The stresses of being an executor of a will can often be overwhelming. When you book with an estate lawyer at Westcoast’s Vancouver office, you start with an initial consultation. At this consultation, the estate lawyer educates executors about all the steps to take in estate administration. Following this first meeting, a probate lawyer can help as much or as little as needed with the probate application or otherwise. Our estate lawyers guide executors through the complexities of probate until the estate is wound up. If you are an executor who needs some guidance, give us a call and our experienced Vancouver probate lawyers can help.
Even if an application for probate is not required, many of the same steps outside of this process are needed. Of course, our probate lawyers can help with any of these essential steps. Some of these steps could be corresponding with banks, corresponding with beneficiaries, or preparing releases for beneficiaries to sign off on the executors accounting. For a more complete list of some of the things a probate lawyer can help with, click here.
Questions about probating a will in BC and estate administration? See our questions section.
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Wills Lawyer in Vancouver
With Westcoast Wills and Estates, an experienced Vancouver wills lawyer can help you develop a comprehensive estate plan, customized to your situation, all at a reasonable cost. Typical plans include a Will, Power of Attorney, and Representation Agreement. Because we only focus on estate planning and probate law, we are efficient, streamlined and provide excellent estate planning advice. Our friendly wills lawyers in Vancouver also routinely prepare other documents for clients, such as an Advance Directive for healthcare, Living Will, Joint Partner Trust or Alter Ego Trust, Beneficiary designation trust, Cohabitation Agreement, or a Marriage Agreement.
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Committeeship lawyers in Vancouver
Our experienced committeeship lawyers in Vancouver can apply to court on your behalf for an appointment of committee. This is most often required when a person becomes incapacitated and do not have a power of attorney. In this case, all assets in their name are effectively frozen, from bank accounts to real estate. If your loved one is in this situation, someone may need to be appointed as their committee of estate. There are a lot of ins and outs, so its best to have a consultation with one of our Vancouver committeeship lawyers before deciding what to do.
Corporate Lawyer in Vancouver
- Incorporate a new company (either federal or provincial)
- Incorporate a professional corporation (doctors, lawyers, realtors etc.)
- Roll over personal assets into a company
- File annual reports and prepare company resolutions
- Help with buying/selling/mergers of companies
- Winding up a company in a tax efficient manner.