Wills Lawyer

A will is an important document that ensures that your assets are distributed as you wish upon your passing. If you do not have a will, the law will step in to determine your estate's administrator and who will inherit. There are additional benefits to having a will. You can provide for beneficiaries with special needs and structure your estate to save on taxes.

McMurter & Associates in Whitby has been providing astute estate planning services throughout the region, including in Oshawa, for more than 30 years. Our wills lawyer can draft a full range of testamentary documents to meet your needs. In this way, you can achieve the peace of mind that your estate is well-planned and your loved ones are provided for.

Benefits Of Will Planning

You can control the distribution of your estate by having a will. Specifically, a will can determine:

  • Your estate's administrator
  • Your beneficiaries
  • Special provisions for minor beneficiaries and dependants with special needs

For example, you can choose to place your child's inheritance in trust until he or she reaches a certain age. Or, you can specify that it is distributed in stages so the child does not receive an influx of money when he or she does not have the maturity to handle it. In addition, a will allows you to name the trustee of that inheritance, who will administer it for the child's benefit until it is distributed.

A will, in conjunction with other estate planning tools such as powers of attorney, can also establish your choices for end-of-life care and medical treatment. This is sometimes known as a "living will." When you meet with us, we will discuss your specific concerns and objectives for your estate plan and how best to achieve them.

Fees

Often, it is advisable to prepare both a will and powers of attorney as part of your estate planning. For this reason, we offer reduced rates for these combined services. Our "No Surprises" legal fees for wills and powers of attorney are as follows:

SingleCouple
Will$350$495
Power of attorney$195$295
Will and power of attorney$450$695

To receive more information about our fees, please contact our office.

Contact McMurter & Associates

To meet with a member of our firm, send us an email or call us at 1-800-756-7138 or 289-278-0934 to schedule a consultation. We have offices in Durham Region (Whitby) and Oshawa, Ontario.