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What Does an Estate Planning Lawyer Do?

Estate planning is an essential part of financial planning to ensure that your wishes are fulfilled after death. The Miskin Law team provides estate planning services to our clients in Peterborough, Lindsay, Whitby, and Oshawa, Ontario.  It’s better to act sooner rather than later to ensure your loved ones aren’t left with a mess after your death. We will help you through every step of the estate planning process. Contact us today.

Personalized Estate Planning

Personalized estate planning ensures that your unique needs are met. Some of the most common ways that estate planning lawyers help you include:

  • Prepare and execute a will to distribute your assets.
  • Declare a beneficiary and contingent beneficiary.
  • Set up a trust or living trust.
  • Declare guardianship for your children.
  • Plan for charitable giving.
  • Write a living will with your end-of-life preferences.
  • Grant a power of attorney (POA) to act on your behalf.

The Importance of an Estate Lawyer

It’s critical to let an estate lawyer handle your estate planning. Trying to do it alone could mean losing money and leaving your loved to battle it out in court. Some critical situations to hire an estate lawyer instead of trying to do it on your own include:

  • You have family members with special needs.
  • You have a blended family.
  • You do not want family members to receive your assets.
  • You have foreign assets.
  • You have a business and need help with business succession planning.
  • You have out-of-province property or assets.
  • You need to set up charitable trusts for your ongoing donations.

Consult With an Estate Lawyer Today

The team at Miskin Law will help you through every step of estate planning. We understand some estate planning needs are challenging, so we are here to help. We’ll ensure that your wishes and your loved ones are cared for after your passing. It’s a complex topic to discuss, but estate planning is a critical part of living. We have offices for in-person meetings in Peterborough, Whitby and Lindsay, Ontario. Contact us today to set up a free consultation.

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