Wills & Estates

Having a will helps to ensure that your wishes are honoured, allows you to better care for your loved ones, and reduce future costs and burden.


Note: Landmark Law is operating 7 days per week during COVID-19 (by appointment) to accommodate flexible signing of Wills and Powers of Attorney and 3 social distancing signing options: a) Outdoor Patio, b) Remotely, and c) Video. We prepare Primary/Secondary (aka Corporate) wills for medical professionals and business owners, and standard wills and powers of attorney (non-corporate)

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As a regular presenter of wills and estate law seminars, we are delighted to cater towards your needs for quality legal services.

For our affordable Standard and Specific Wills and Powers of Attorney packages, please click our Price Calculator. To get started, please review and complete the Client Kit.

Landmark Law Bonus: The following free cost-saving legal features will be included in your will: 1) Commissioner’s Exhibit stamp*, and 2) Written Memorandum clause**.

We recommend that everyone, including those with simple estates, prepare a will to save them from the mess that can result from you dying without a will.

Having a will helps to ensure that your wishes are honoured, allows you to better care for your loved ones, and reduce future costs and burden.

In Ontario, with or without a will, the majority of estates must go through the probate process. Furthermore, when you have an estate without a Will, the probate application is more complex than when you have an estate with a Will, leading to higher probate-related fees. The probate court may be the one to decide how to administer your estate without your input. The cost of fixing the chaos that can result from dying without a Will (the extra fees, time, effort, and stress) usually exceeds the cost in having a Will prepared in the first place.

*The Commissioner’s Exhibit stamp (which is often missing on wills) is required for probate and having this on your will from the onset will help save fees and expedite the probate process.

**The Written Memorandum clause in the will allows you to later add or change morally suasive instructions for the Trustee without the assistance of a lawyer or changing your will to help save future fees and time. For eg, you might distribute your assets equally to your family, yet you may determine in your Written Memorandum that there are specific cash gifts you wish to distribute to friends that you would like your Trustee to honour. The Written Memorandum is not legally binding but is hand-written by you and morally suasive in expressing your desired wishes for your Trustee to honour.

Wills & Powers of Attorney Services

  • Standard Wills and Powers of Attorney (for Property and Personal Care)
  • Customized/Complex Will
  • Corporate Wills
  • Limited Powers of Attorney
  • Probate Applications

Webinars

  • July 29, 2020, Joint Assets Webinar on Facebook/LandmarkLawPC (Chinese) (watch here)
  • July 20, 2020, Corporate Will Webinar on Facebook/LandmarkLawPC (Chinese) (watch here)
  • July 17, 2020, Standard Will and Powers of Attorney Webinar on Facebook/LandmarkLawPC (Chinese) (watch here)
  • June 8, 2020, Corporate Wills Webinar on Facebook/LandmarkLawPC (watch here)
  • June 6, 2020, Naming Trustees/Beneficiaries/Guardian/Attorneys Webinar on Facebook/LandmarkLawPC (watch here)
  • June 3, 2020, Jointly owned Assets Webinar on Facebook/LandmarkLawPC (watch here)
  • May 24, 2020, Standard Will & POA Webinar on Facebook/LandmarkLawPC (watch here)
  • May 2, 2020, Wills & Estate Legal Education Webinar on Facebook/LandmarkLawPC (watch here)
  • April 21, 2020, Wills & Estates Webinar on Facebook/LandmarkLawPC (watch here)

Articles

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As a regular speaker of real estate law seminars, Principal Lawyer, Winnie J Luk, is delighted to cater towards your needs for quality estate planning services. Winnie approaches wills drafting with a view to preventing family conflicts and saving you costs by ensuring our wills are probate-ready.

為醫療人員及企業家提供的主要及公司遺囑

英文 注意:本所將在COVID-19疫情期間維持每週7天營業(需提前預約),以方便靈活簽署安排。在安大略省律師公會及財政部的指引下,有4項彈性簽署選項。 雙遺囑在安大略省是一種有效的遺產規劃的工具,特別適用於在健康產業擁有專業公司的立遺囑人。 運用此工具,立遺囑人將擁有2份遺囑:主要遺囑及公司遺囑。 公司遺囑主要包括專業公司的私人股份並獲豁免遺產管理稅。雙遺囑是於加拿大最高法院在1998年Granovsky Estate v. Ontario及2019年Re Milne

COVID-19: 在保持社交距離、遠程或視訊形式下簽署遺囑

英文 注意:本所將在COVID-19疫情期間維持每週7天營業(需提前預約),以提供方便灵活的遺囑簽署及授權。我們為醫療界專業人士及企業家提供主要/第二(即公司)遺囑、標準遺囑及授權書(非公司)。您也可以觀看我們有關遺囑與遺產的網上研討會。 在COVID-19疫情下,安大略省律師公會及律政司(通過緊急管理及民事訴訟法保護法所訂立的緊急法令)頒布了在疫情期間簽署遺囑的可選替代方案。 為此,本所亦準備了以下4項方案:

COVID-19: Will Signing by Social Distancing, Remotely, or Video

Landmark Law is has flexible signing options for Wills & POAs. We prepare Primary/Corporate wills for medical professionals and standard wills & POAs. We have 3 social distancing signing options. Safety of our clients, staff, and community is our primary concern.

在COVID-19期間遠程簽署遺囑

English 根據安大略省律師公會於2020年3月23日發布的有關在COVID-19期間遺囑簽署的最新回覆,在這個需要保持社交距離的特殊時期,建議遺產律師可以根據伊恩赫爾Ian Hull在他的文章「在COVID-19期間簽署遺囑」中的觀點為客戶實現遠程遺囑簽署。 通常,最好的方法是客戶親自到律師事務所完成遺囑的簽署和見證,以便律師確保遺囑在嚴格遵守安大略省的遺囑執行規例下正確簽署。但是,由於這種方式在如今保持社交距離的情況下並不可行,因此律師可以建議客戶在嚴格遵守安大略省的遺囑簽署和見證規例下自行遠程完成遺囑的簽署和見證。 這是供您參考的遺囑簽署和見證指南: 1.    單面打印遺囑和授權書。 蓋章頁需要雙面打印在簽字頁的背面。或者,

合规性问题 – 由第三方安排及陪同客户前往律所商谈有关遗嘱及/或授权书事宜

English 翻譯: 陳心媛 ‌‌客戶有時會因應自身情況,請求第三方(如:家庭成員或親友)陪同他們到律所,向律師諮詢‌‌有關遺囑及/或授權書的相關事宜。‌‌ 為符合安大略省法律協會的合規標準,若客戶委託第三方安排以及陪同往返律所,需符合以下要求: 一、 闡明要求第三方接送及陪同往返律所的原因。‌‌ 二、 會面當天,

Compliance Questions – Arranging for or Bringing the Client to Prepare a Will and/or Powers of Attorney

中文 Clients may occasionally request that family members or friends bring them to our law firm to consult
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