Comprehensive Estate Planing in Brantford
The team at Stebbing Butcher PC is dedicated to understanding our client's objectives for building a plan for their assets and personal care. We invoke candour in our clients, so we are best able to serve their needs and give them the best legal advice possible. We advise clients on the development of a comprehensive estate plan, including the creation of trusts and wills and appointing powers of attorney. With over 60 years of experience in the legal sector, we are dedicated to serving our clients in Brantford with the best possible legal advice and litigation assistance.
The backgrounds and experiences of Jennifer Stebbing and our staff uniquely position us to walk you through the process of creating your estate plan and ensuring you leave nothing out. Jennifer is adept at creating creative plans for complex situations and safeguarding your plan. Do not hesitate if you need help with estate planning. Contact us today to schedule a meeting.
What is Estate Planning
Estate planning is a detailed process designed to ensure your wishes are carried out as you age and eventually pass on. A proper estate plan should be comprehensive in its treatment of assets, with the intent to minimize taxes and probate fees and provide for the protection of loved ones.
One of the tools we use to minimize probate fees for high-net-worth clients, including those with shares in privately operating and holding corporations, is Multiple (Dual) Wills. We deal with private company shares and shareholder loans, together with personal property and any real estate where probate is not required to deal with it, in a second Will, which is not probated. By using Multiple Wills, probate fees of 1.5 percent can be saved.
Our Brantford law firm of McIntosh & Pease provides excellent service for all of our client's estate planning needs. Jennifer Stebbing is a Certified Specialist in Estates and Trusts Law, and the majority of her practice is devoted to working in this area.
Creating a Comprehensive Estate Plan
Our firm offers clients not only the individual tools to meet their estate planning objectives but also advice on how best to use these legal mechanisms to their personal and financial advantage. Dual Wills and trusts can be used to do this.
Each individual has specific needs and objectives for his or her estate. As your legal counsel, our Brantford estate planning lawyers strive to make you feel comfortable with this process so you can speak openly about your financial and personal situation.
Brantford Estate Tax Planning Lawyers
To ensure our estate planning is as comprehensive for our clients as possible, we ask that potential clients itemize their assets and provide details about their heirs. This information remains in confidence with us, and our clients’ candour in this regard is fundamental for us to develop a plan for their specific needs.
Brantford Trust Lawyers
Our lawyers have extensive experience in drafting trusts, whether inter vivos, disability, Henson, testamentary, irrevocable or part of an estate freeze. There are a lot of options and many requirements to ensure a trust is valid and will meet your needs. Jennifer’s is uniquely situated to help you navigate these issues and ensure you have the plan that works for you and is a tax efficient as possible.