Estate Planning, Administration, and Litigation
Have a plan in place for your finances, health and more, while you are here or after you have passed.
Remote Electronic Signature Solutions to meet all the requirements of the governing legislation of Ontario.
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Put a plan in place to secure your loved ones future
Estate planning is crucial to determine what happens to your assets, health, and finances – while you are here or after you are not. Estate planning covers more than a Will alone; it can include a financial power of attorney, trusts for your beneficiaries, and a living Will. These combined create a strong plan to keep your loved ones financially stable, supported, and can save them time and money in the future.
Creating an Estate Plan
To begin your estate plan, you must first create a Will or living Will. A Will outlines instruction for the distribution of your assets, the care of your next of kin, and any gifts or donations that you plan to leave on your behalf. A well-structured estate plan should also include any debts you may have, and any legal obligations in your name.
Our Estate Planning, Administration and Litigation Services:
Veritasa Law provides estate planning services in the following areas:
- Estate Planning
- Estate Litigation
Establishing gifts to charity
- Guardianship for dependents
Why would I want an Estate Plan?
Estate planning is key to determine the management, administration and preservation of your assets. An estate plan is the best way to prepare for a smooth transition of these assets to your named beneficiaries.
Having a pre-determined estate plan can save you time, significant taxes, and costs. (Without an estate plan you can end up paying taxes twice; it is important to establish an estate plan to minimize the tax owed on your estate.) A proper estate plan also allows for you to set up trusts for your children, to protect their well-being and financial future, while also minimizing the chances of your estate plan being challenged.
Why should I chose Veritasa Law for an Estate Plan?
Upfront and transparent pricing means no surprises and no hidden fees.
All of our work begins with a free consultation where we provide up-front, clear and easy-to-understand pricing. This way you can focus on the other important things in your life, and have the peace of mind knowing that your transaction will be handled with the highest level of standard and care. No surprises!
Contact us for a free initial consultation and quote.
Latest in secure and verifiable document signing.
Our best-in-class, remote document signing service allows you to sign anything, even your Will or Power of Attorneys, from anywhere, with the industry’s most extensive video audit trail, to meet all the requirements of the governing legislation of Ontario.
Make an Estate Plan Today
Our experts can help you craft an estate plan that will keep you and your loved ones protected while making the administration of your estate simple for your named executor. A well-crafted plan will ensure that your assets are managed properly and save you the cost and burden of not having an estate plan. Let us help make the right plan for you that protects your loved ones and assets, while you are here or after you have passed.
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Getting started with us is very easy. The first step is a no-cost initial consultation. In a quick 30 minute call we can help you understand everything to expect, including a no-surprise quote.
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Frequently Asked Questions
In Ontario the Electronic Commerce Act, 2000 refers to “electronic signature”, as an electronic information that a person creates or adopts in order to sign a document and that is in, attached to or associated with the document.
A Henson trust, is a specific form of trust fund designed for the wellbeing of a person with a disability. The trust is designed to protect the assets of the person with a disability, while enabling them to still receive government benefits and assistance.
An Inter vivos trust is a trust created during the trustor’s lifetime and dictates which assets be distributed to beneficiaries during or after the trustor’s lifetime. This can also be referred to as a living trust.
Testamentary trusts are a form of trust that is specified in a Will, that takes effect after the passing of the trustor.
There are two basic different forms of joint bank accounts. When looking at opening a shared/joint account it is important to discuss with the bank and your lawyer to see what is the best account to fit your needs and goals. One is used to simply allow someone signing authority on another person’s bank account, but has no other legal effect. The other, or so called “true” joint account, includes a right of survivorship, which means that whomever lives longest gets all the money in the account notwithstanding who put it there or who earned it.
A financial power of attorney is a legal document that gives another person the decision-making power over financial matters for you, should you become unable to do so. This document is usually created while also creating a will.
In Ontario since the passing of the Electronic Commerce Act, 2000 electronic signatures have been legally binding so long as they are done properly. Speaking to a lawyer is an important step in evaluating if your electronic document signing solution is done properly. When discussing with your lawyer, ask about repudiation of agreements, and if the document signing solution you are considering can validate intent, identity and consent with each signature.
Often “Digital Signature” is used as a way of saying “Electronic Signature”.
With respect to signing your contracts, the proper term in legal circles is “Electronic Signature”.
When the authority or legitimacy of your legal transaction is in question, it may allow stakeholders to repudiate its validity. In case of a legal transaction this could mean bringing into question if the authorized signature is valid and thereby bringing the entire legal transaction into question. This could lead to unwanted scrutiny, and unwelcome added costs to defend your legal transaction.
It’s important to be able to employ the convenience of electronic signatures with the confidence of knowing that they will be held valid and legally binding if challenged.
A seamlessly verifiable transaction means that the person is visible on video throughout the transaction. There will be no break in the recording and you see the person as they are signing. All of this ensures that we can verify that the person in the video is signing.
Our audit trail proves the person’s identity, their precise location (required by law), their signature, their identification, consent, and intent. Everything is authenticated.