Wills & Estate Planning
Wills and Estate Lawyers in Victoria, BC
End of Life Planning
No one likes to think about dying, but if not dealt with properly, it is very hard on those you leave behind. Taking care of your estate before your death protects your family from bring drawn into confusing and often painful estate issues.
An estate lawyer at Lambert Law can help in planning for the future to ensure your family is taken care of and appropriate arrangements are made in regards to your assets. We will guide you through drafting a Will, a power of attorney, and a representation agreement for healthcare. We provide comprehensive advice to individuals and families to ensure their wishes can be carried out as seamlessly as possible. With our help, Estate Planning is easily understood, efficient, and economical. Our lawyers assist clients with a wide range of matters from simple Wills to complex Wills and trusts.
As your family status changes throughout your life, take care to make appropriate changes to your Will.
A failure to make a Will means that your estate may be passed on according to the Wills, Estates and Succession Act, despite what your personal wishes may be.
Take action. Take control. Prepare a Will and keep it current.
We can help your prepare by making a Wills and Estates Package which includes:
- Power of Attorney; and
- Representation Agreement.
We also identify potentially litigious issues, and develop strategies to minimize the possibility of conflict between family members. Our goal is to ensure the courts do not interfere with your wishes.
Contact our Wills and Estate Lawyers in Victoria, BC.
We offer a free consultation to assess your situation and advise you of your legal rights and options.
The law in British Columbia is structured in a such a way so as to protect spouses and children and ensure that they are properly taken care of by a deceased spouse or parent. A Will may, however, expressly exclude a spouse or a child if that person had been properly provided for during the Will-maker’s lifetime.
Under the Wills, Estates and Succession Act of British Columbia, spouses and children of a deceased person may essentially challenge a Will.
Been Left Out?
If your spouse or parent recently passed away and you do not feel that his or her Will adequately provides for your future support, a Wills and estate lawyer at Lambert Law can review your loved one’s Will and provide a clear assessment of whether a proper claim can be made against the estate on your behalf. As time restrictions are built into the law, do not hesitate to consult with a lawyer as soon as possible.
If you feel you have been unfairly, we are pleased to offer you a free consultation to assess your situation.
Defending an Estate?
If you have been appointed as a personal representative/executor of an estate, you may be served with court documents on behalf of the estate. You may need to prepare to defend the estate’s assets and the Will-maker’s wishes. If you receive any such documents and a claim is made against you or against the estate, contact a lawyer immediately.
If you are defending an estate against a challenge, we can offer you a free consultation to assess the claim and provide professional advice.
Know your rights. Know your entitlement. Know your position and protect yourself.
Contact our Wills and Estate Lawyers in Victoria, BC. Get your legal questions answered by experts.