Wills, trusts & estates
Expert Wills, Trusts & Estates Services at TDJLaw
At TDJ Law, we understand that discussing Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning can be a sensitive subject. Whether you're just starting to think about your estate plan or need to revisit it after a life change, we're here to help.
Our team of legal experts will guide you through the process and make sure you understand your options. We'll work with you to create a Will and state plan that meets your needs, and if changes need to be made down the road, we're here for you then too.
Your Last Will and Testament is an important legal document that gives you the opportunity to express your wishes for the distribution of your assets and the management of your estate after you pass away. Surveys show that more than half of Canadian adults don't have a Last Will and Testament in place (51%). At TDJ Law, we ensure that you have a valid Will to protect your assets and family.
With a Will, you can determine who will inherit your property and belongings. Our lawyers will witness the signing of your Will, ensuring its validity, and keep a copy in a secure location for safekeeping.
How It Works
Send us your inquiry
Email your Will drafting inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submit your documents
We'll verify your identity and send you an intake form for you to complete. If we have questions, we'll contact you directly.
Draft your Will
Your lawyer will get started on drafting your Will package immediately and book a meeting with you to review the draft 1-2 weeks later.
Execute your Will
Your lawyer will review each page of the Will with you. If you're satisfied with the draft, we'll guide you through the signing and execution process.
Power of Attorney
While a Will only comes into effect after you pass away, a Power of Attorney (POA) lets someone you trust manage your legal and financial affairs during your lifetime.
At TDJ Law, our experienced lawyers can help you create a POA, which allows you to designate an individual to act on your behalf should you become unable to make decisions. With a POA, you can ensure that your wishes are carried out even when you are unable to care for yourself.
In Ontario, there are two types of powers of attorney: Power of Attorney for Property and Power of Attorney for Personal Care.
The Power of Attorney for Property
This is a legal document that allows someone you trust to manage your financial affairs if you are unable to do so. This could include handling bank accounts, investments, real estate, and other assets, within any restrictions you set. The Power of Attorney for property becomes effective immediately, and you can use it when you are traveling or otherwise unavailable.
The Power of Attorney for Personal Care
This is a legal document that allows the designated person to make decisions about your personal care and medical treatment if you are unable to.
If you don't have a power of attorney, the Substitute Decisions Act does provide for court-appointed guardians, but the process can be lengthy and costly, especially if it is disputed by another party. Your Power of Attorney can be used as evidence in court to demonstrate your preferences for who should act as your guardian
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Cost savings of $205 on fees when you book your Will and Power of Attorney service as a couple.
Will and Power of Attorney for individual
$350 + HST
Will and Power of Attorney for couples
$495 + HST