The Estate & the Executor: What’s Next? You’ve been appointed as Executor in the Will of a loved one, friend or relative. What do you do now? We will try to help… This section of our website sets out general information for Executors that explains the fundamentals of dealing with an Estate and administering an […]
Planning Estates | Making Wills
- Estate Planning
- Representation Agreements
- Powers of Attorney
In a long-established law practice that has assisted large number of Penticton and area clients over the years, it's inevitable that you will deal with a multitude of Estate, Will and inheritance matters.
The lawyers of Mott Welsh have helped a great many clients draw up their Wills and implement Estate plans as well as work with Executors and families in probating Wills and administering and settling Estates with practical insight and understanding of the legal considerations.
In addition to individual legal Wills, comprehensive planning includes setting up a Power of Attorney and a Representation Agreement.
Each individual's circumstances merit careful consideration in order to structure their Will in such a way that their final wishes are carried out. Careful thought must be given to current legislation the effect of recent court cases on their Estate and prevailing legal interpretations.
Wills and Estate planning must also be kept up-to-date, reflecting the current circumstances of the individual. Provisions that were appropriate at different stages of life may either be superfluous or actually detrimental as the years pass, children grow-up, relationships change and financial considerations evolve.
We welcome any questions you may have regarding your Will or planning your Estate.
Questions? Give us a call! Local 250 492-2425 or Toll Free 1-877-492-2644.
The Executor’s Role & Duties in an Estate? The Executor of an Estate is a person appointed by the deceased in their Last Will and Testament. You are not obligated to accept this appointment. As the Executor, you may have to confirm and paying any outstanding debts owed by the deceased; collect, account for and […]
Probating a Will in British Columbia Probate refers to the process whereby a Will is approved by the Court as the last valid Will of a deceased person. Probate confirms and gives legal authority to the Executor named in the Will to administer the deceased’s Estate. In British Columbia, not all Wills require probate. You […]
Our Services: Estate, Probate and Estate Administration To assist an Executor with settling a deceased’s Estate we offer a number of services: Comprehensive Estate Administration Will Probate Application Legal advice and counsel for Executors Other inheritance or Estate matters Preston Mott: Assisting Penticton Area Families and Executors with Estates Since 1962 The death of of […]
James D. Smirle, B.H.R.M., J.D. James is a solicitor focusing on business, corporate and commercial law, Real Estate law and Estate law, providing specialized estate planning and administration advice to clients. James holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business and a law degree from the University of British […]