Wills, Estates and Trusts
Ratcliff & Company can help you protect your assets and provide for the effective distribution of those assets to the relatives, friends and charities that you wish to benefit.
If you die without a plan for your estate, your estate may not be divided according to your wishes, or the estate may even revert back to the province. By developing effective wills, trusts and other planning tools, we ensure that your family, wealth and property are protected.
Our lawyers provide comprehensive advice tailored to our clients' needs for estates of all sizes, including:
- Lifetime Trusts
- Wills and Codicils
- Testamentary Trusts
- Disability Trusts
- Estate Freezes
- Living Wills
- Powers of Attorney
- Representation Agreements for personal care
- Business Succession issues
- Trustee/Attorney Duties & Responsibilities
In the area of estate administration we assist executors and administrators of estates to fulfill their responsibilities including assisting in the administration of estates, collecting in and distributing estate assets and the preparing and passing estate accounts.
We also offer estate litigation services including dealing with estate disputes and trust claims including representing dependants seeking support from Estates under the Wills Variation Act. We strive to settle cases quickly and cost effectively.
Please contact Peter Bonny or Shamim Shivji, or Chuck Piercey for wills
Daryl Collier for complex estates at 604-988-5201
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For further information on our Wills and Estate practice see www.willsvancouver.com