Choose Bunning & Farnand in Ottawa for legal assistance related to drafting wills, power of attorneys, and estates. One of our primary services is will-drafting that includes standard wills which are quick and inexpensive, and specialized wills such as Limited wills for clients with holding companies. If you need someone to make financial and healthcare decisions for you, we recommend you both to sign Power of Attorneys concurrent with your wills. We charge:
$450 plus HST for a standard will and two power of attorneys for a couple
$350 plus HST for a standard will and two power of attorneys for a single person
If you are unable to attend our office, we can accommodate you by visiting your home or a hospital for an additional cost. Some clients have physically challenged adult children. We usually recommend a 'Henson Trust' clause in the parents' will to better safeguard assets for their physically challenged children.
As we draft wills, it gives us the experience to probate and administer estates. We have also litigated wills that were ambiguously prepared by lay people, etc. While we can advise executors on managing an estate, we can also handle executor’s duties if required. Since our inception, we have probated over 2,500 wills. All wills are probated by obtaining a Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee for the executor.
If a property is owned jointly by the deceased and the spouse, registering for a Survivorship Application can help you avoid a probate. This will have an effect on transferring the property to the surviving spouse. For further information, give us a call today.