It’s never too early to prepare for the future. Although Wills and estate planning often get a reputation for being morbid activities, they don’t have to be as unpleasant as many people assume they will be. Likewise, following the instructions of a loved one after they’ve passed away can be a seamless experience if you choose the right person.
At Jeffrey Murray Law, we’ll listen to your unique needs and circumstances to come up with a customized plan. We’re a proud part of Belleville, so nothing is more important to us than minimizing the pain and stress involved in this difficult process for members of the local community.
Your Will is possibly one of the most important documents you’ll ever make. At Jeffrey Murray Law, we appreciate your need to understand the implications and consequences of every little detail, so we’re more than happy to go at your pace.
We can also draw up a Secondary Will for you as part of probate planning to help avoid unnecessary fees.
Powers of Attorney
Alongside creating a Will, we can help you arrange Power of Attorney for your property, personal care, or both. This spares your family unnecessary expenses and stress after you become ill, because a document exists to specify who is entitled to (and responsible for) what.
Alternatively, if a loved one has Power of Attorney, we can walk you through your newfound role to ensure you’re complying with their wishes and the law.
When you own a business, it can be tough to say goodbye — but knowing that it’s in safe hands and all legal processes are in place just makes things that bit easier. We’ll help you carry out succession planning to ensure your legacy can live on and your family benefits from your hard work.
Special Needs Planning
Everyone is different, and your estate planning should reflect that. If you have a family member with special needs who has been left an inheritance, they can protect their eligibility for disability benefits by using special programs such as Henson Trusts.
Estate Deed Transfers
The process of transferring assets after someone passes away can often get complex, even with a solid Will in place. There are many cases when a beneficiary may want to transfer estate deeds to someone else or make a Survivorship Application to transfer the deceased’s property to their own name, for instance.
At Jeffrey Murray Law, we can help with various estate deed transfers in Belleville to ensure you get the outcome you want while complying with the law.
Estate Probate Applications
Applying for probate can be tricky, but it’s necessary for most assets, including real estate within Ontario, shares, and vehicles. Although it’s possible to file the application without a lawyer, working with a skilled professional boosts your chances of a swift, successful application.
A Clear Way Forward
Our priority is to help you to navigate the legal process in a clear and relatable way.