Compassion and experience at a time when it is needed most.
Individuals responsible for administering an estate hold an important responsibility that brings stress during an already difficult time. Even the simplest estates can be time consuming and involve specific legal obligations that go unrealized without the proper guidance of a lawyer.
The advice of an experienced estates lawyer ensures that the individual administering the estate is carrying out their duties in accordance with the legal requirements set out by the estate administration process and protects the administrators and executors from potential future personal liability.
With an established Estate Administration practice, BOYNECLARKE LLP of Halifax – Dartmouth is committed to guiding administrators and executors through the complexities of estate administration. Through compassion and understanding our team brings their knowledge and experience to ensure that the wishes of your loved one are fulfilled in accordance with the law.
Estate Administration With a Will
The process of acting as administrator or executor is simplified when your loved one has prepared a will before they pass away. Your obligation as administrator or executor is to ensure that your loved ones wishes, as set out in their will, are carried out in accordance with the legal requirements of the Probate Act.
Estate Administration Without a Will
Should a person die without a will – called dying intestate – the process of estate administration becomes more complex. Dying intestate can complicate the results of distributing someone’s assets. The provisions of the Intestate Succession Act determine how a deceased’s assets are to be distributed. In addition to making the process increasingly complex, intestacy can have undesirable results and make the administration of an estate more costly. Our team has a wealth of experience handling intestacy cases.
Our skilled team of lawyers can help advise you on the process and your obligations if you are appointed as executor or administrator of a loved one’s estate.