Calgary Wills & Trusts Lawyers
Proudly Helping Clients Prepare for the Future
Benjamin Franklin once quipped that “nothing is certain but death and taxes.” That being said, why do approximately 2/3 of Canadians die without making a will to address how their property and assets should be distributed upon death?
If you pass on without a will or fail to make arrangements for who will help manage your legal and financial affairs when you are no longer able to do so, then the government will do it for you at a hefty cost.
At Guardian Law Group, we know that it’s never too early to start making arrangements about your health, legal, and financial affairs. However, the older one gets, the more imperative it becomes to have one’s affairs in order. Let our compassionate and knowledgeable legal professionals assist with all of your important will and trust matters today so you can have peace of mind knowing your wealth and legacy are protected.
Why Do I Need a Will in My Estate Plan?
A will is a crucial legal document that you need to include in your estate plan. Your will explains exactly how you want your assets to be distributed among your family and other beneficiaries after you pass away. A will can also be used to name the people you want to:
- Administer your estate
- Inherit your estate
- Be the guardian of your minor children
- Administer a trust for minor beneficiaries, spouses, and others
- Be the guardian of your adult dependents
Why Do I Need to Include Trusts in My Estate Plan?
With a trust, you can grant authority to another person to take ownership of title to property or assets while you are alive and hold them for a designated beneficiary. Trusts are generally used by individuals with large estates because they can be used to hold assets like cash, investments, real estate, or life insurance policies.
Trusts can also be used to pass assets to a minor or dependent child with a set schedule for the distribution of assets. Our reputable legal professionals can help you set up any of the following types of trusts:
- Family trust
- Testamentary trust
- Living trust
- Revocable or irrevocable trust fund
We Can Explain all of Your Options Regarding Wills & Trusts
Our lawyers at Guardian Law Group can provide you with the qualified legal advice and expertise you need to make informed decisions throughout every stage of the estate planning process. When you choose us to represent you, we make it our top priority to listen carefully to your concerns so we can implement a strong strategy that will allow you to preserve assets and wealth for future generations. Reach out to our law firm today if you are ready to speak with us about your situation.
We rely on connections, resources, and past experiences to help our clients through difficult times.
We take the time to walk our clients through all steps in their process.
We will educate you and provide trainings to make sure you understand the entire process.