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Wills, Probates & Estates in Stony Plain

Are you looking into making a will and are not sure where to start? Verhaeghe Law Offices in Stony Plain can offer both support and guidance as you navigate the often-complicated process of estate planning.

By anticipating and arranging what will happen with your belongings and finances when you’re gone, you’ll be helping those you care about through a difficult time.

And, as probate lawyers, if you are currently dealing with the death of a loved one and would like the probate process to go quickly and smoothly, we’ll use our over 50 years of education to ensure that it does exactly that.

The Will Making Process

By establishing a will, you can know that finances and belongings go to the people you want them to go to, and if you have children, ensure that they are left with the guardians of your choosing. Establishing a will prevents potential fighting, and other distress amongst friends and relatives.

If you don’t create a will and you die, this situation is referred to as “intestate”. The government will determine where your finances go, and who is the most fit guardian for your children.

Writing a valid will requires a licensed lawyer, as well as witnesses. In Stony Plain you must be over 18 years old, and mentally competent to create your will. Your Verhaeghe Law Offices professional will sit with you and take everything into consideration. Then, two witnesses will sign off, and your will is complete.

Changing Your Will

There are important times in your life where changing your will is necessary. In the case of marriage, separation, divorce, children, financial changes, or death of a family member.

In this case, your lawyer will make sure the process is simple and easy to understand. Once the majority of your will is written, changes should not require a large effort on your part.

What is Probate?

Probate is the final process a will goes through before being presented to those included in it. The court will pay any debts by the estate before releasing any property or assets.

This step can be long and tedious, and stressful for all involved. Luckily, there’s a way to make the whole thing easier. By working with an established probate lawyer, they’ll use their legal knowledge and experience in the field to speed it along.

Let Verhaeghe Law Offices cut through the red tape and help you to move on with your life.

Estate Planning Simplified

Estate planning is always looked at as a daunting process, as is the probate process. But at Verhaeghe Law Offices, our legal team can simplify everything.

We’re there for our Stony Plain clients every step of the way, and can get you through a will making or probate process with as little emotional stress as possible.

If you need a will, probate, and estate specialist in Stony Plain, you can count on us to get the job done efficiently and compassionately. Give us a call today to get started.