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Toronto Estate Administration Lawyer

Administering an estate is an important responsibility that brings complexities and stress. Time must be set aside to properly handle all administrative aspects. As many executors learn, even the simplest estate can be very time consuming to an administer. As an experienced estate administration lawyer, Megan Connolly - the founder of our Greater Toronto area law firm - will be at your side throughout the entire process.

At Connolly Law, estate and trust law lawyer Megan Connolly provides friendly and accessible service when executors of estates need it most. She brings experience, legal knowledge, and insight into the administration of your loved one's estate.

Acting as a loved one's power of attorney or guardian can also be complicated. There are many legal obligations involved that a lay person may not realize - and failure to understand those legal obligations can result in personal liability on the part of the power of attorney or guardian.

If you have been named the executor of an estate or an individual's power of attorney or guardian, Megan Connolly can advise you on your legal rights and obligations, assist you in obtaining probate, help you secure and distribute assets, resolve debts with creditors, facilitate communications with beneficiaries, and prepare an estate accounting. Contact us at 1-877-336-6569.

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Administering an estate (also known as probate) is more complicated than you may think. It involves not only asset distribution, but also notification of creditors. A lawyer can assist with the following:

  • Reviewing and interpreting the will;
  • Locating and valuating assets;
  • Identifying beneficiaries;
  • Obtaining probate;
  • Dealing with bank accounts, insurance policies, and investments;
  • Seeking the court's advice, where necessary;
  • Communicating with beneficiaries; and
  • Preparing an estate accounting.

Analysis and review of the estate plan and beneficiary designations must be done to ensure that the deceased's wishes are followed to the letter. This is essential, because if mistakes are made the executor may be personally liable. In addition, disputes may arise in the form of litigation. The validity of the will may be disputed as may your status as executor. Additionally, family members may claim they are entitled to more from the estate than the will provides.

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For more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced lawyer in regards to administering an estate, obtaining probate, and distributing assets, please contact us.

Call 1-877-336-6569

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Connolly Law
480 University Avenue, Suite 700
Toronto, M5G 1V2
Phone: 647-724-5769
Toll free: 1-877-336-6569
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