Calgary Estate Planning Lawyers
Whether you are looking to preserve your wealth for future generations or want to make sure your family is provided for, it’s important to work with an experienced estate lawyer.
The strategic and highly skilled Calgary Estate planning lawyers at DBH Law work with our clients to proactively develop estate plans to meet the specific needs of your estate.
What is an Estate Plan?
Simply put, an Estate plan is a document or sets of documents, that outlines how you want your affairs to be handled when you pass away or in the event of your physical or mental incapacity.
It’s a series of detailed instructions that not only covers what will happen to your assets but also:
- How your bills and debts will be paid (including taxes and probate);
- How your investments will be handled;
- How decisions should be made about your health and personal care in the event that you become unable to make those decisions;
- How you want your children to be cared for;
- How you want your business affairs handled; and
- How to prepare a business for succession.
These are only a few of the things that a comprehensive estate plan can address. Estate plans can be simple or complex depending on a number of factors including the specific circumstances of the individual, how many assets they have, their family structure, whether they own a business, and similar. A well-drafted Estate plan can also help minimize taxes.
Estate plans should be reviewed at regular interviews, and particularly after major life changes including marriage, birth or adoption of a child, divorce, re-marriage, death of a spouse, and similar.
Creating Estate Plans to Suit Your Unique Needs
At DBH Law, we have worked with Estates of all levels of complexity and are adept at structuring plans that encompass every element of a person’s life, from healthcare to finances, and everything in between. We understand the unique needs of each of our clients and craft estate plans that fulfill their objectives and minimize the risk of potential Estate litigation.
We help clients implement innovative planning techniques, utilizing trusts or corporate reorganizations to lower taxes, putting as much of your money as possible into the hands of your family. We also understand that you and your family’s needs will grow and change over time, and we will ensure your Estate plans reflect this growth and change.
Excellent Legal Advice at an Affordable Price
At DBH Law in Calgary, we understand that affordability should not come at the cost of quality of service. We provide both by offering cost-effective fees and taking a pragmatic approach to our services, focusing on your needs and goals.
Throughout the creation or update(s) of your Estate plan, you’ll work directly with one of our lawyers, building a strong relationship while avoiding the high costs associated with bringing in other members of our firm unless absolutely necessary.
At DBH Law we are experienced in all aspects of estate planning, including:
- Enduring Power of Attorney;
- Family trusts;
- Personal directives;
- Probate and administration of Estates;
- Succession planning;
- U.S./Canada cross-border issues.
For Comprehensive Estate Planning Solutions Contact the Calgary Estate Lawyers at DBH Law
The experienced Estate planning lawyers at DBH Law provide responsive and concise legal advice in a personal, professional, and friendly manner. Please contact us to talk about how we can help you. We can be reached online or by phone at 403.252.9937.