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Wills And Estates In Manitoba

We provide experienced wills and estates legal services in Winnipeg so you have one less thing to worry about.

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We’re your friendly neighbourhood lawyers, and are here to help you with your estate planning, will writing and more. At Estate Attorneys of Manitoba, we’ll guide you through the process of planning your estate so you and your loved ones don’t have to worry about how to settle an estate in Manitoba. We also do hospital and home visits. Making it even easier and stress-free for you. 

What Is A Will?

A Last Will and Testament is a written direction by you which tells your loved ones and the world who is entitled to receive all of the worldly goods you worked so hard to accumulate in your lifetime.

In Canada, provincial laws set out by statute certain minimum requirements for a Last Will to be valid. These include your name, the date, the name of the person you appoint to look after everything (an executor), the things, money, and property you want to give, the names of the persons who are to acquire the property, and your signature. This short list is not exhaustive and of course there are pitfalls in attempting to do such an important document yourself.

While it is very important to express your last wishes, it is equally important to do it right.

A lawyer is trained to help you with this task. Our law firm focuses on this type of work to ensure that:

  • You complete a valid and legal will;
  • You are guided through the process so that your wishes are clear;
  • You miss the pitfalls or land mines that trip people up and may result in costly legal actions; and
  • You take advantage of income tax strategies.

We know that there are “Will Kits” or “Self-Counsel” forms for sale which encourage you to buy and fill in the blanks. Experience proves that this doesn’t work effectively because a will is a legal document which has to meet all of the technical and legal tests set out by law. 

It is much better to pay a little more money for trained, experienced counsel to give you current advice. This helps ensure that you not only meet your expectations and satisfy yourself, but also that you end up with a valid and enforceable document.

Our law office will make this process as painless as possible for you and your loved ones and you will be able to go forward in the comfort and knowledge that you have looked after yourself and those you care about.

Why Do I Need An Estate Plan?

You’ll need an estate plan if any or all of the following apply to you:

  • You’ve accumulated an estate of significant value
  • You dislike paying excessive taxes that may be avoidable
  • You want your family and loved ones to continue to enjoy their current lifestyle after you’re gone
  • You want your children to have a “leg up” in the world
  • You want your grandchildren to be able to access and finance post-secondary education
  • You want to ensure that a special disabled or dependent person is looked after during his or her lifetime
  • You want to honour your favourite charities
  • You have a blended family and want to avoid arguments
  • You want to make sure your beloved pets are not abandoned

All of the issues that apply to you can be addressed and solved with professional, legal help.

We are your neighbourhood legal providers. We will help design and prepare your will, Power of Attorney and estate plan at an affordable cost.

Your friendly neighbourhood lawyer is ready to help with your estate planning, wills and power of attorney. Book an appointment today.

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