Estate Planning with Pride
June is a month we hold dear, a time when we embrace our true selves and celebrate the vibrant diversity of the LGBTQ+ community. It’s a moment to reflect on the journey we’ve taken and the progress we’ve made as a society.
As you cherish the lives you’ve built, it’s essential to ensure that your legacy is preserved for generations to come. Estate planning offers a powerful tool to achieve just that. Let’s explore the key components of estate planning in Ontario, Canada.
Empowering Your Decisions:
Powers of Attorney for Personal Care and Property are fundamental documents that come into effect when you are either deemed incapable or choose to activate them. The Power of Attorney for Personal Care enables your attorney to make decisions regarding your healthcare, nutrition, hygiene, safety, and housing accommodations. On the other hand, the Power of Attorney for Property empowers your attorney to handle financial matters such as investments, bill payments, and property management. These powers ensure that your wishes are respected and safeguarded, even if you’re unable to make decisions for yourself.
Protecting Your Loved Ones and Assets:
Your Last Will and Testament serves as a critical tool in safeguarding your family and assets after your passing. Consider the hard work and dedication you’ve invested in achieving your financial stability. Now imagine the seamless transition of your wealth to your loved ones. Without a valid Will in place, the law will dictate the appointment of your Estate Trustee to administer your estate and determine the distribution of your assets.
Preserving Your Assets and Directing Their Distribution:
Trusts provide a powerful means to protect and preserve your assets while directing their distribution according to your wishes. They are particularly valuable when it comes to providing for minors or individuals with disabilities.
As we celebrate Pride Month, remember the importance of securing your legacy and protecting your loved ones. Estate planning empowers you to create a lasting impact and preserve the values you hold dear.
Ready to start protecting your legacy?
Remember, with proper Estate Planning you take away any guesswork and let your loved ones know exactly what your intentions are by setting them out in a legal valid document, your Last Will and Testament.
Our Estate Planning team is knowledgeable, caring and, empathetic. We take the time to truly listen to you and what is most important to you!
Call us (905) 592 20 99 so we can help you protect your legacy and your family!