Creating A Will To Make Your Wishes Known

Experienced Toronto Estate Planning Lawyer

It is never too early to consider creating a will. Planning ahead and making sure your affairs are in order so that your wishes will be known in the event of your death can give you peace of mind. An experienced lawyer can help you ensure that your estate plan reflects your goals. In order to help guide you in taking the first steps in drawing up your Will, we have prepared an Estate Planning Workbook. Click here for our Estate Planning Workbook   Upon completion, please contact Leonard Banks for an appointment or call (647) 977-5794.

At Banks & Starkman, we offer a full range of estate planning services to clients throughout the Greater Toronto Area. Etobicoke will creation and planning lawyer Leonard A. Banks has many years of experience helping clients create wills and other estate documents. Click here to read more about estate planning, wills and powers of attorney.

Creating or Reviewing Your Will With Your Goals in Mind

Without a will, neither your family nor the courts have any way of knowing for sure how you want your estate to be distributed. There are many circumstances in which you may want to consider creating a will or reviewing your existing will, including the following:

  • Getting married
  • Purchasing a home
  • Having children
  • Getting divorced or separated
  • Undergoing a major medical procedure
  • Entering a nursing home

Even in the absence of any of these circumstances, we recommend that you have a lawyer review your existing will on a regular basis. If you have recently moved into Ontario — especially from Quebec — we also strongly encourage you to have your will reviewed.

One major issue to consider when creating a will is probate fees. These are essentially a tax that is placed on your estate when it goes through administration. A properly drafted estate plan can often reduce probate fees through the use of secondary wills and other mechanisms.

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 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.