Toronto Estate Administration Lawyers
Estate Administration, Probate Lawyers in Toronto, Ontario
McMaster, McIntyre & Smyth, LLP - estate administration lawyers in Toronto, serves clients throughout the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), including the communities of regions of Peel, York, Durham, Halton, Etobicoke and surrounding areas.
Appointing a trusted executor of your estate ensures that all distributions are carried out in accordance with your wishes. When an executor has not been appointed (e.g. if a deceased family member does not have a will), we advise clients as to their best options in the process of settling estate administration and asset distribution. Our lawyers are extensively experienced in these matters and can provide you with options for resolution with minimal expense.
At McMaster, McIntyre & Smyth, LLP, we offer wide-ranging services in relation to estate administration matters in the Greater Toronto Area. From simply obtaining probate to complete trustee services, we can assist trustees in all responsibilities and even act as the estate trustee if the appointed trustee is not willing to act or if one was not appointed.
Protecting and Assisting Estate Trustees
We will assist estate trustees in all levels of estate administration, including:
- Distribution of the estate
- Income tax reporting
- Mediation of claims by creditors and beneficiaries
- Passing of accounts
- Serve as trustees, when requested, in certain circumstances
We call in assets, divide estates, set up trusts, and advise and assist the trustee in all responsibilities with comprehensive services.
Appointment of a trustee will ease the burdens on your beneficiaries when you pass away. We assist the trustee, as well as the family, in understanding the legal process, delegating administration tasks and minimizing costs. We help the trustee coordinate the efforts of your family's accountant, investment adviser, insurance counsellor and other professionals to ensure the administration of your estate follows the wishes you drafted for your will and trusts.
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