Calgary Wills Lawyers

 

Ensuring Maximum Benefit To Loved Ones

A will is a crucial document for everyone. Taking the time to discuss your preferences for distribution of your assets and personal effects with a lawyer can give you peace of mind that your wishes will be followed. When a lawyer drafts your documentation, you can have reasonable assurances your will meets technical requirements to survive court scrutiny.

Kirk Montoute LLP is a Calgary law firm focused on resolution of legal disputes in estate and family law. Our lawyers can offer options in estate planning that minimize tax burdens and preserve wealth for your loved ones.

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Benefits Of Having A Will

Even for individuals with modest assets, having a will is important. If a person dies intestate (without a will), the estate is distributed according to government guidelines. The person you would have chosen to receive your property after death may not, in fact, be the primary beneficiary of your assets. In addition to establishing your wishes for asset distribution, a will can identify guardianship preferences if you have children under the age of 18. If you have dependents with unique care needs, a will can make sure he or she is properly provided for.



Utilizing A Full Range Of Estate Planning Tools

At Kirk Montoute LLP, we serve Albertans with a wide range of business and personal interests. We recommend specific strategies for farm succession planning and preservation of freehold mineral interests. We also offer information about American estate tax liability for our clients who have financial interests in the U.S. Depending on your unique needs and goals, we may recommend a family trust, spousal trust or spendthrift trust to effect wealth preservation.


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Estate Planning Lawyers: Serving Calgary and Area

To learn more about the estate planning services at Kirk Montoute LLP and the work of our wills lawyers in Calgary, contact us for a consultation.

To consult with a member of our Alberta firm, 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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