If you have been named as the estate trustee or executor of someone's will, or if a family member has died without a will, you may be looking for skilled guidance through the probate process. At Banks & Starkman, we provide comprehensive estate administration services to clients throughout the Greater Toronto Area.
Experienced Probate Lawyer Serving the Greater Toronto Area
Etobicoke estate administration lawyer Leonard A. Banks has many years of experience advising and representing executors and estate trustees. We understand that this can be a difficult time and that you need personal attention from a law firm that is prepared to take care of the details for you.
Estate administration is a major part of our practice at Banks & Starkman, and we have guided countless clients through every step of the trusteeship process.
Assisting Estate Trustees With Their Responsibilities
The first step in Ontario's estate administration process is to file an application for appointment as an estate trustee. This confirms that the will — if the deceased made one — is valid and gives the trustee the authority to settle debts and liquidate and distribute assets in accordance with the terms of that will.
Certain assets may be distributed without reference to the will, including joint bank accounts, joint real estate and other assets to which the will does not apply as a result of estate planning. In addition to assisting you with probate, we can also help you ensure that these assets are transferred correctly and advise you on any disputes or litigation. We can guide you through the entire process and provide you with the personal attention you need so that you feel confident in the decisions you make about the estate.
Call Us at 1-877-421-5468 to Let Us Know How We Can Assist You
Our offices are conveniently located in Etobicoke, right off Highway 401 and Highway 409, with plentiful free parking. If you need help with asset protection, estate administration or any legal issue, please call us toll free at 1-877-421-5468 or e-mail us to schedule an appointment with Leonard A. Banks.