Sound Advice For Wills and Estates Matters
Our wills and estates practice at Garton & Harris has two components: estate planning and estate administration. The first focuses on helping individuals in Port Coquitlam and the Tri-Cities area to plan for a time of incapacity and to determine asset distribution upon death. The second is service to family members who must handle an estate as an executor or administrator.
In either case, we give clients sensitive, reliable and down-to-earth advice. While we have been doing this work for more than three decades, we know it is a new experience for most of our clients. Our focus is on taking the most appropriate steps for each person, that give him or her the tools he or she needs to conclude his or her affairs and move forward.
Estate Planning Tools
There are many parts of an estate plan. In essence, it is a comprehensive tool kit for the financial and personal care decisions that you must make. An estate plan includes asset protection but also can outline directives for who will care for minor children. A plan also involves who will make choices for you about your money and health care if you cannot speak for yourself. As a result, an estate plan for most people may include:
Like all legal services, an estate plan must be tailored to each specific person. At Garton & Harris, we will recommend and draft what works for you and your family circumstances to give you peace of mind about the future. This work usually prevents family conflict and challenges to an estate or trust in the form of estate litigation.
Estate Administration Services
Regardless of whether a person dies with or without a will, there are practical steps that must be completed by those left behind. Our probate and estate administration lawyers guide executors and administrators through this process so they are secure in the knowledge that the estate is handled appropriately.
Contact The Firm
To schedule a meeting, call us at 604-468-8900 in the Port Coquitlam / Tri-Cities area. You can also use our online contact form.