An Estate Plan Made By A Professional Notary
Wills and estate plans are critical tools for outlining the wishes for the distribution of assets, guardianship, and designating an executor.
Before we prepare your Will, our estate planning lawyer take our time to understand who you are, your family relationships and your finances, which helps us craft a tailored estate plan for you and your family. Your will is only one piece of the puzzle that we put together for creating a carefully thought out estate plan.
Estate & Personal Planning
We have seen too many times how heartbreaking, stressful, and overwhelming it can be when there is no proper estate plan in place. Although most people think about wills in relation to estate planning, you also need a comprehensive estate and personal plan to cover the bases for all future unfortunate events in order to save you money, taxes and personal relationships.
Power of Attorney
A Power of Attorney is a document that allows a capable adult to appoint one or several attorneys to act on their behalf and handle their financial and legal affairs. Our estate planning lawyer can help you with the power of attorney process.
Representation agreement is a tool that allows a capable adult to appoint a representative to make health and personal care decisions for a person.
Advanced Health Directives
Advance Directive is a fairly new legal document, being established in British Columbia as of September 1st, 2011. This document includes written instructions giving or refusing consent to specific medical interventions should you become incapable of giving consent. However, an advance directive does not appoint a person to act on your behalf.
While some people choose a family member as their executor, an independent executor can often avoid or resolve conflicts among siblings or relatives. Therefore, choosing an independent professional such as a notary, would be the best solution.
Do you have a plan for your future and your loved ones?
Wills and estate plans are invaluable for your future and it gives your loved ones peace of mind. A will outlines your wishes for the distribution of your assets, guardianship of minior children and an executor designation. If you are an adult who owns property, vehicles or any other assets and has dependents, you will likely want to have someone you trust take care of your estate after you pass.
In addition to a will, you should have a power of attorney to help deal with the financial and health care matters in the event that you become unable to make those decisions. We suggest that you update your will if you have children, grandchildren, you loose an exacutor or beneficiary, getting a divorce, or any other major life changes.
Frequently Asked Questions For An Estate Planning Lawyer
What do I need to bring to my appointment?
Beside bring the documents to be notarized, you would need to present at least two pieces of identification. Normally, at least one of them should be a “ picture ID” and the secondary piece of identification could be any other government-issued ID or a signed credit card. (e.g. birth certificate, SIN card, Medical Service Card, passport, BC ID, credit card, etc.)
Langley Notary Office:
(9am to 5pm & after 5pm by appointment only)
Relentless Pursuit Of Providing Excellent Notary Services In Langley area
Lilian Cazacu has been providing high-quality notary public services to the Langley community and continues to dedicate his time to helping and educating Langley residents on various non-contentious legal matters.