Professional Wills and Estate Lawyers in Vancouver, BC

Far too often we see families facing challenges and stressful situations dealing with estates after the death of a loved one. This doesn’t have to be the case for your family. Estate and family planning can be made simple with the aid of a wills and estates lawyer.

Titan Law’s wills and estates team is dedicated to ensuring your estate and family affairs are organized and reflect the ongoing changes in your life. Our priority is to safeguard your assets and ensure your legacy is passed on according to your wishes.

Why do you need a will and estate planning?

A will is a legal document that outlines what will happen to your property and dependants when you pass on. In it, you state an “executor”, or someone who will be responsible for carrying out your wishes after your death.

An estate plan is an overall plan of your life and assets. It includes your will and also documents that can be used during your lifetime, such as a power of attorney.

If someone dies without a Will, they are said to be “intestate”. This means that the provincial government decides the affairs of the estate and distributes assets in accordance with provincial succession laws. Most provinces order priority of inheritance through “next of kin”, beginning with the spouse, children, parents, siblings, etc. If the deceased has no next of kin, generally the estate will go to the government.

This can become a long and complicated process, and can cause immense stress on your family. Which is why we highly recommend organizing your estate early on in life, rather than leaving it to the last minute. It also needs to be constantly updated to reflect changes that happen throughout your life.

Life is unpredictable and that alone is enough reason to ensure your loved ones and beneficiaries are taken care of.

How Titan Law can help

It is not mandatory to have a lawyer write your will, however it is a good idea to get legal advice on the best way of managing your estate and to make sure everything is in order.

There are rules which must be followed to make your will legally binding and valid in Canada. If the estate is complex, or the Will is poorly drafted, it is a good idea to consult a legal professional.Our lawyers will ensure all formalities are carried out to deem your will valid and are also available at any time to make changes to your estate plan as needed.

Titan Law can assist with the following wills and estates matters:

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We understand that these matters are delicate and can be complicated. Our team is here to ease the entire process and provide comprehensive legal advice. Our lawyers are experts at estate planning and can ensure your will is clearly and effectively drafted to express your wishes regarding your estate and care of loved ones.

We are also here to help those who have lost a loved one and require assistance on next steps. You can be assured that our team of lawyers will help reduce the stress and guide you through the process.

It is an extremely stressful time when a loved one passes away. Save everyone the confusion on what to do with your possessions and get your will drafted today.

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FAQs

The best way to find a wills and estates lawyer is by searching the internet. An experienced lawyer should have a website pertaining to the practise area, showcasing their knowledge and scope of practise. You can also search the law society by practise area to identify lawyers who practise wills and estates law.
No, not all lawyers do wills. It is a specific area of law, requiring thorough knowledge of the rules and guidelines. A good estates lawyer will be able to advise you on the most effective ways of planning your estate to save your loved ones stress, time and money.
Although you do not legally require a lawyer to draft your will, if it does not meet the formal requirements, it may not be deemed valid in a court of law. Also, if your estate is complex, it is a highly recommended to obtain legal advice or retain a lawyer to ensure all aspects of your estate are managed as you wish.
Generally, lawyers become experienced in specific practise areas. Over time as they continue to practise, they become knowledgeable and experts in a field. Solicitors are usually the lawyers who draft wills, however if the probate process requires litigation, it is advised to find a barrister familiar with estate litigation.
You do not need a lawyer to draft a will, however it is highly advised to seek legal advice when planning the future of your estate. An estate plan includes your will, along with other documents which may be used during your life. An estates lawyer is knowledgeable on the most efficient and effective ways to save you and your executors time and money. They will be able to draft all of the necessary legal documents to ensure the future of your estate and loved ones are taken care of according to your wishes.