Administering a loved one’s estate can be overwhelming.

Administration of an Estate involves distributing the assets of the deceased, and may require applying to the courts for a grant of probate (if the deceased had a will) or a grant of administration (if the deceased did not have a proper will).

The person who may administer the Estate is usually either appointed in the Will or a close relative with the right to apply according to provincial law. This person is responsible for ensuring that necessary applications are made to the courts in a timely fashion.

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If you are responsible for the administration of an Estate, you may be held personally and financially responsible for any mistake in its distribution. There are ways to mitigate the risk involved, including insurance or through making court applications to verify your decisions.

In order to make an application to the courts, you would have to familiarize yourself with the stringent legislative requirements including the rules, regulations and all associated Acts. Having done this, applicants must also conform to the strict process and form requirements, or risk having to resubmit applications.

We prepare and submit these applications every day. If you would like to discuss an Estate with us, we would love the opportunity to explain the process to you, and to show you what we can do to help.

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I am so thankful for the excellent care that Craig took in regards to my brother’s estate. From the very first meeting he was always very compassionate and responsive to my questions and concerns and helped me in each process about what needs to be done and the best way to do it. I will not hesitate to let anyone know how wonderful The Last Word is if they should need any legal assistance regarding estates. Losing a brother was so hard. I’m glad we had Craig helping us with everything. Thank you so much!

Parag Menon