Experienced Ontario trusts and estates lawyers help you plan for the future

Dedicated Stratford lawyers work to protect your legacy

The lawyers at Parlee Law Offices Professional Corporation possess in-depth knowledge about all aspects of estate issues, including:

  • Estate planning
  • Estate taxes
  • Executorship duties
  • Guardianship
  • Living wills
  • Living trusts
  • Probate
  • Probate and will disputes
  • Wills drafting and execution

Estate planning

Our experienced lawyers can advise you on the best approach to your estate planning. We thoroughly analyze your estate and strategize the best means of transferring your assets, minimizing taxes, establishing guardianship for your children, supporting personal philanthropic causes and protecting your loved ones. We can draft a will that reflects your desires and establish living trusts if they would be beneficial to your estate.

Probate

Our lawyers apply their extensive knowledge about Ontario probate court to guide you through the complex process of probating a will. We assist executors in all steps of the process, including:

  • Creating a plan of action to probate the estate fairly and expeditiously
  • Filing the will with the Ontario probate court
  • Closing and opening bank accounts
  • Transferring assets from the deceased to the estate
  • Paying taxes and other debts
  • Locating beneficiaries
  • Hiring professional experts when necessary

Probate disputes

When disputes occur between beneficiaries, we successfully represent your interests. Our Ontario lawyers have the extensive knowledge to challenge invalid wills or to defend valid wills against the improper assertions of dissatisfied beneficiaries. Skillful mediators and litigators, our lawyers can negotiate between beneficiaries to preserve relationships or fastidiously pursue your rights in court when necessary.

Contact our meticulous estate planning lawyers

Parlee Law Offices Professional Corporation serves clients in Stratford and throughout Southwestern Ontario. Call us at 519-271-8454 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with a lawyer at our Stratford office.