Estate Administration Can Be Challenging
A complete estate plan is designed to alleviate disputes and offer clear guidance regarding the distribution of assets. Unfortunately, subtle disagreements can lead to challenges in estate administration. An experienced Ontario Lawyer can provide the legal advice and direction necessary to resolve even the most complex disputes.
At the Newmarket office of Dunsmuir Ridler, we are prepared to answer questions regarding both estate planning and estate administration. Estate trustees (formerly known as administrators or executors) can face numerous pitfalls of varying degrees of complexity. From will challenges to distribution of estate assets, estate administration can be complicated by familial disputes compounded by the emotions relating to the loss of a loved one.
The Role Of An Estate Trustee
Whether you need a Lawyer to act in an advisory role or you need representation in a legal matter, our staff is ready to help. Typically, an estate trustee is responsible for such tasks as alerting beneficiaries, paying debts and filing tax documents.
What If There Is No Will?
When a person dies without a will, he or she is said to have died intestate. The distribution of assets, then, is governed by provincial regulations, and you lose the flexibility and discretion in who receives your assets that a will provides.
Your estate can go to probate if you do not have a will or, under certain circumstances, if you do have a will. Probate entails obtaining a certificate to appoint an estate trustee. The process includes serving the application on all the beneficiaries of your estate and enacts payment of the estate administration tax. When the court accepts the application, the court registrar issues the certificate of appointment.
Contact An Experienced Powers Of Attorney Lawyer Today
If you have further questions regarding estate administration, schedule a consultation at the Newmarket office of Dunsmuir Ridler. We can be reached by phone or email. Our hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays. We offer services in English.