Estates & Trusts

Our estates and trusts lawyers have a broad range of experience in estate planning and the administration of estates and trusts. Across Atlantic Canada, we provide both personal and business clients with considered advice on:

  • Proper organization of their affairs to preserve capital and minimize taxes.
  • Planning for incapacity through the use of enduring powers of attorney, health care directives and living wills.
  • The use of holding companies and the effective treatment of foreign or multi-jurisdictional assets.

The checklist below will serve as a helpful tool.
Estate Planning Preparation – Checklist

We also advise estate trustees, executors, administrators and/or beneficiaries regarding all litigious or potentially litigious matters relating to estates. For details, visit Estate Litigation.

 

 

Articles & Insights

Enduring Powers of Attorney in New Brunswick: Where We Are and Where We’re Going

Introduction Powers of attorney are documents in which an individual (called a “grantor”) can appoint another individual or individuals (called an “attorney”) to make decisions on their behalf during their lifetime. Powers of attorney can be drafted to deal with decisions with respect to property matters and/or decisions with respect to personal care (i.e. health […]

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Security for Costs in Estate Litigation

Security for costs is a remedy available to parties defending a claim where, if they were successful in defending the claim, they would fact undue difficulty in collecting a costs award made against the unsuccessful claimant.

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