Wills, estates, and trusts are becoming some of the most complex areas of British Columbia’s legal framework. Estate lawyers from Chahal Priddle LLP in Kamloops, Merritt, and Chase can help you navigate the province’s complex legal codes and help you achieve a result that meets the unique needs of you and your family.
Without a proper plan in place, the future of your estate, business, and assets could be decided on by the courts. Working with an estate lawyer is one of the best ways to protect your legacy and assets. We work hard to ensure that each one of our clients receives the focused, attentive legal services they require and deserve.
Our wills and estates lawyers have a wide range of experience and knowledge regarding estate planning and transfer of wealth. We assist both individuals and families, particularly business owners, to create and implement tax-efficient strategies for succession of their assets.
We consider and advise on a variety of complementary legal structures, including trusts, wills, joint ownership, life insurance arrangements, inter-vivos gifts, and alter-ego trusts, among others. We ensure you are able to take advantage of all available tax planning strategies.
We are also able to assist when there is a family member with a disability or special needs, to ensure their continued financial well-being after your death.
Planning for your own mental or legal incapacity is another important area that we can help with: advising on powers of attorney, representation agreements, health care advance directives, and adult guardianship issues.
We are frequently retained by trustees, executors, and administrators to obtain probate of wills or advise on the administration of trusts.
Where matters are contested, we will work to resolve the disputes and we will represent our clients in court proceedings where necessary.
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