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Cambridge Estate Administration Lawyers Serving the Greater Toronto Area

Our Brantford and Richmond Hill law firm of McIntosh & Pease advises executors, also known as estate trustees, in the execution of their responsibilities. Our lawyers also act as the named executor of certain estates in situations where we have been chosen for that role.

Advising Executors

In addition to dispersing a testator's assets according to the terms of a will, an executor is responsible for paying the will maker's debts, filing taxes and wrapping up the day-to-day aspects of the deceased person's life, such as selling the residence and cancelling subscriptions.

Our lawyers assist our clients in fulfilling the necessary responsibilities of estate administration, both in the immediate aftermath of a death and on an ongoing basis, if necessary. Our years of experience in estate planning and administration make us highly qualified to advise clients on their responsibilities to the estate as well as their personal liability if they fail to meet their obligations.

Our lawyers currently act as estate administrators for several estates. In the event that you do not wish to appoint a loved one to be your executor, or if you have been appointed administrator and wish to decline the duty, our lawyers can be appointed to handle this role. Even in cases where our lawyers are not appointed as executor, our experience is that about 90 percent of the time our firm is retained by the executor to handle most if not all of the executor's work. The firm has three estates clerks who help the lawyers administer the current workload of approximately 60 estates.

In addition to our estate administration work, we also advise heirs and beneficiaries about their rights regarding the estate and represent their interests in dispute resolution proceedings.

Advising Attorneys for Property

Similarly, our lawyers assist our clients in fulfilling the necessary responsibilities of handling the affairs of a family member or friend who has appointed them as attorney for property. A power of attorney for property can be triggered by incapacity or upon receipt of written instructions from the donor to the firm to release the POA property to the appointed party so they can start handling their affairs. Our years of experience in estate planning and administration make us highly qualified to advise clients on their responsibilities to the estate as well as their personal liability if they fail to meet their obligations.

Our lawyers currently handle the affairs of several clients as their attorneys for property. In the event that you do not wish to appoint a loved one to be your attorney for property, our lawyers can be appointed to handle this role.

Richmond Hill Estate Planning Lawyers

Over decades of practice in the region, our law firm has provided high-quality legal services in the areas of wills, estates and trusts. Ted Pease is a Certified Specialist in Estates and Trusts Law, one of fewer than 40 lawyers so designated in Ontario.

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To schedule an appointment with our Brantford or Richmond Hill estate administration lawyers, contact us online or call us at 519-752-7733 in Brantford, 416-907-4016 in Richmond Hill or toll free at 800-601-6801.

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McIntosh & Pease
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Brantford Office
442 Grey Street, Suite D
Brantford, ON N3S 7N3

Phone: 519-752-7733
Toll free: 800-601-6801
Local: 519-752-7733
Fax: 519-751-7526
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Richmond Hill Office
1595-16th Avenue, Suite 301
Richmond Hill, ON L4B 3N9
Phone: 416-907-4016
Toll free: 800-601-6801
Fax: 416-410-3300
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