A complete estate plan can make the process easier at a difficult time. The team at Brenda Leigh Bell Law is ready to assist you with any estate planning needs.
Issues Of Immediate concern for Estates
There are multiple processes that have to be taken on by an Estate Trustee (“Executor”) that depend on whether there is a Will or no Will, and what assets the deceased had when he or she passed away. The issues of immediate concern will be deciding organ donation, cremation versus burial, and dealing with your loved one’s perishables. Of course, arrangements will have to be made for children, pets, livestock, crops, etc., as necessary.
The funeral home will often assist with government filings and will provide you with multiple death certificates. It is important to locate Wills and Codicils to find out who is appointed to look after the estate, and who the beneficiaries are who will inherit assets from the estate. It is also important to obtain details about bank accounts, safety deposit boxes, investments, life insurance policies, pensions, and debts of the deceased. Collecting personal information about the deceased is necessary and collecting information regarding the next of kin (even a family tree) and particularly beneficiaries’ birthdates, and contact information is also required.
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Once these issues are dealt with, the Trustee should contact a lawyer to determine the appropriate steps to be taken to administer that particular estate. It is critical to keep all receipts and invoices for the estate accounting.
Do not hesitate to contact a lawyer, funeral home representative, accountant/tax filing person, financial planner/banker/insurance agents, and/or real estate agents (as necessary) to get assistance at any stage. They will help make this an easier process at a difficult time. It is encouraged for the Trustee and family to contact a lawyer to determine how to proceed and make the process easier to understand.
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Our Law Office proudly serves the northwestern area of Ontario and remains committed to our pillars of service. We aim to provide you with good, efficient legal services with a genuine concern for your individual needs.
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Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or legal concerns related to real estate, wills, estates, or corporate/commercial law. A member of our team will be happy to reach out.