Top Ranked Wills and Estates Lawyers in Vancouver, BC
The Wills and Estates team at Thomas and Associates is a stand-alone department, meaning you can see us for wills and estate planning even if you are not with us as part of a family law file.
Wills and estates are an important part of proper and proactive family planning because they help you organize your life going forward. The family lawyers at Thomas and Associates are very experienced lawyers with wills, and have good understanding of their laws, rules and best practices. Our wills and estates lawyer, Sabina Beesley, is very approachable and thorough. She can prepare wills, powers of attorney, representation agreements and estate plans.
We offer the following services related to wills and estates:
- Creating or Revising Wills
- Powers of Attorney
- Estate Probates
- Wills Variation Claims & Intestacy (when a will is challenged).
To get started, please contact our office at (604) 256-6877 or toll-free at (866) 361-3047, or submit our Contact form, and our Wills and Estates assistant will take down your details and send you a package that includes a list of things you’ll need to prepare for an efficient first meeting. We understand that trusting your personal situation to a legal team usually requires you meet with us first. To facilitate this, as a new client, your first hour’s consultation with a Thomas and Associates lawyer is offered at $150.00 plus tax.
What are Wills & Estates?
A Will is a legal document left by someone who died. It lets the court know what to do with that person’s estate. An estate consists of all the property a person owned or controlled.
The importance of having a will?
1. You decide how your estate will be distributed:
A will is a legally-binding document that lets you determine how you would like your estate to be divided upon your death. If you die without a will, there is no guarantee that your desires will be carried out.
2. To appoint a guardian for your children:
In your will, you can appoint a legal guardian for your children and make sure they’re looked after by someone you love and trust.
3. Make a difficult time less difficult:
Losing someone is incredibly hard, and the last thing one wants to do is spend those times haggling with the law and court system. Making a will ensures your loved ones will not have to deal with bureaucracy in a time of sadness.
Having a will is critical to protecting you and your family from unexpected events. While you are alive, it is important to put in place an estate plan, to deal with sudden situations and the distribution of your estate.
GK Thomas and Associates can help guide you through the process
We work collaboratively within our team to maintain a client-focused legal practice. We listen to your specific concerns and suggest legal solutions to meet your needs.
Our team has over 38 years of combined experience delivering high quality and efficient solution for clients. Our experience enables us to offer responsive, effective and creative legal solutions to our clients.
We remain current with new trends in law, so that we can help our clients to meet their legal goals efficiently.