Estate Lawyer in Calgary

Preserving Wealth For Beneficiaries and Establishing Care Directives

Kirk Montoute Dawson LLP maintains a comprehensive wills and estates practice in Calgary. We offer individualized solutions to Albertans from all walks of life. Our estate planning lawyers have extensive experience and the knowledge to advise and recommend estate planning options that meet your objectives. These include minimizing the tax burden on your estate assets and ensuring your care directives are formalized.

If you need help determining how to best set up your estate plan, contact our Calgary law firm. You can call us at 403-233-9300 or reach out to our team online.


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During the estate planning process, we recommend the key legal tools of a will, power of attorney and personal directive.

A will (or last will and testament) is a document that gives you the ability to decide and outline your wishes for wealth management (e.g. how your financial assets are to be dispersed). It can also designate future guardianship of minor children in the event of your death.

Enduring powers of attorney give another individual the legal rights to make financial decisions on your behalf should you become unable to do so. It is essential to understand the effect of a power of attorney and know under what conditions it comes into force.

Like a power of attorney for financial decisions, personal directives give people the right to make personal and health care decisions when they cannot speak for themselves.

We at Kirk Montoute Dawson LLP are industry leaders who will consult with you on your estate matters and offer the best solutions to meet your objectives. We offer complete information about your options for trust creation, business succession planning, and other relevant issues. Substantial estate plans will help your loved ones preserve strong relationships before disputes arise.

Planning Your Estate After a Divorce

If you have gone through a divorce, revisiting your will and other documents is important to ensure everything is current. A Calgary wills and estates lawyer can give you peace of mind that your assets will go where you intend them to go and that your children are cared for should anything happen. That may involve changing certain agents under your plan and re-evaluating who inherits your property.

Estate Planning Questionnaire

If you want to create a Will, Enduring Power of Attorney, and/or a Personal Directive, please review and fill out this form. When these three documents are completed, you can appoint someone to make medical decisions on your behalf if you cannot, deal with financial matters if you lose mental capacity, and lay out how you would like your estate handled by an appointed Personal Representative. When the form is complete, please contact us, and we can have a Calgary estate lawyer begin drafting your personalized estate planning documents.

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Serving Family Members: Probate And Estate Administration

When a person passes on, family members are often unsure how to fulfil their responsibilities to the estate. Our probate and estate administration practice consists of advising on and fulfilling the steps to have a will probated. We also advise executors on payment of creditors, tax filing, and asset distribution.

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Estate Planning Lawyers: Serving Calgary, Alberta and Area

To schedule a consultation with an estate planning lawyer in Calgary, call us toll-free at 877-563-5295.

In Calgary, call 403-233-9300 or contact us online to book an appointment.

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