Wills and Estate Attorney in Toronto, Ontario
At the Kamrul Hafiz Ahmed Law Office, our wills and estate attorney in Toronto, ON can assist you with legal matters regarding wills, estates and power of attorney documents and advice.
To know more about the legal services we provide, contact our wills and estate attorney in Toronto, Scarborough, Mississauga, Brampton, Etobicoke, Oakville, Hamilton and the other surrounding areas.
A Will is a Legal document by which a person, the testator expresses his/her wishes as to how his or her property is to be distributed at death, and names one or more persons, the executor, to manage the estate until its final distribution. Any person over the age of majority and being of sound mind can make a Will.
There are some requirements as follows:
- The testator must clearly identify themselves as the maker of the Will.
- City he/she lives at the time of drafting the Will.
- He/she must declare that any former Will is being revoked.
- Must sign and date before two witnesses.
- If you die without a Will the law says that you have died intestate which means that you left no instruction, as to how your property will be distributed. In these circumstances the Ontario Succession "Law Reform Act" governs how your property will be distributed to your surviving relatives. Even if you want your property distributed accordingly to Provincial Act, you should still have a Will because without it, it will cause delays and expenses involved in wrapping up your affairs.
Power of Attorney for Property:
A Power of Attorney for property is a written document in which you give someone the power to make decision about your property or your finances if you became unable to make these decisions yourself.
For example, your Attorney for property could be responsible for taking care of your banking matters, managing your investments, running your business, buying or selling real estate on your behalf, or paying your bills. You must clearly outline what you are allocating your Attorney to do or when you are allowing them to do it. Drafting a Power of Attorney involves a number of technical Legal details. It can also cause many problems if it is not done correctly. Consulting a Will Lawyer will prevent these situations.
Power of Attorney for personal care
A Power of Attorney for personal care is a written instrument in which you give someone the power to make decisions about your personal care should you become unable to make decisions yourself. The main purpose of a Power of Attorney for personal care is to give your control and peace of mind. This instrument needs to be
- In writing
- Signed and dated by you
- Must be witnessed by two individuals.