Wills and Estate Lawyer Chilliwack

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wills and estate planning services

Planning for the inevitable can help prevent disagreements and disputes among your family and friends and ensure a smooth transition of your assets to your loved ones.

Our estate services include everything from the creation of a simple will to litigious administration of your estate and from a simple plan to complex corporate reorganization. We often collaborate with other professionals such as accountants and financial advisors to identify a pragmatic strategy that is best suitable for your legal and financial needs. Regardless of the size and complexity of your estate, our estate lawyers have the expertise and experience to ensure that your unique goals are met and your loved ones are protected.

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Learn More About How We Can Help With Your Wills and Estate Planning Needs

Life can be unpredictable, so don’t wait. Contact one of our lawyers today to begin your estate planning. Some of the different wills and estate planning services we provide are:

  • Wills/Last Testaments
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Representation Agreements
  • Committee Applications
  • Advance Healthcare Directives
  • Trusts (Bare Trusts, Alter-Ego Trusts, Disability Trusts, Family Trusts, Spousal Trusts)
  • Obtaining Grants of Probate and Grants of Administration
  • Resealing of Foreign Grants
  • Estate Property Transmissions and Transfers
  • Distribution Services
  • Wills Variation Claims
  • Estate Litigation

Probate Fees in British Columbia

When an estate is being administered in British Columbia, the estate is required to pay probate fees on the gross value of the estate for the assets located in British Columbia at the time of the death. The probate fees are calculated in the following manner:

1. If the value of an estate is less than $25,000, no probate fees are payable;

2. If the value of the estate is more than $25,000, but less than $50,000, then the probate fee is $6 for every $1,000 (or part of $1,000) by which the value of the estate exceeds $25,000; or

3. If the value of the estate is more than $50,000, then the probate fee is $14 for every $1,000 (or part of $1,000) by which the value of the estate exceeds $50,000, plus $150.

Use the Probate Calculator provided below to obtain a quick estimate on the probate fees based on the gross value of the estate.

If you are an executor and have questions regarding probating a will in British Columbia, or estate administration process, contact our estate lawyers.

Probate Fee Calculator*

*Disclaimer: This calculator is to be used as a reference tool only and should not be considered a substitute for professional accounting or legal advice. Tax rates change from time to time. Please contact our lawyers to seek legal advice based on your circumstances.

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