A common misconception is that only the wealthy need to concern themselves with estate planning. This misconception can result in significant unnecessary costs to your estate and additional burdens for survivors. In fact, just about everyone can benefit from the development of an estate plan. Young or old, wealthy or middle class, an estate plan can reduce the taxes and expenses of an estate, simplify and speed the transition of assets to your beneficiaries and ensure that beneficiaries are protected.
A proper estate plan includes managing your estate tax efficiently, as well as satisfying the needs and goals of your family which could fluctuate.
In order to address these responsibilities, estate planning must be directed by a vision of your family’s future learned through in-depth discussion, and meticulous attention to the structures that will put it in place. We assist families in preserving their wealth through multiple generations by providing:
Please click here to view our Estate Planning Guide. The purpose of this publication is to provide an overview of the estate planning process and address the main elements of an estate plan. Since some of the issues addressed in this publication vary between provinces and territories, this guide is only intended as a general reference. Your personal estate plan should be prepared with the assistance of professionals such as an estate lawyer and tax advisor. Ask our team for more information about the financial planning issues that may be relevant to your situation.