Wills and Probate
Imperial Law wills and probate practice understands the legal intricacies of the system when it comes to estate planning, wills and trusts, and probate to help you resolve your legal issues.
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Wills and Probate
Preserving Family Wealth
Whether you’re planning your future medical care or establishing support for love ones upon your death, our lawyers can help with all aspects of trust and estate issues. Securing your legacy by knowing that you have planned for your family’s long-term financial security brings comfort. We thoroughly analyze your estate and strategize the best means of legally transferring your assets, supporting personal philanthropic causes, or protecting your loved ones. Our team’s aim is to maintain the fiscal strength of entities to serve beneficiaries through the intended life of the trust.
Wills and Testament
A will is essential at every stage of your life. Your living will or advance directive sets the parameters for medical intervention should you become incapacitated. This assures that when you are most vulnerable, your wishes will be honoured. Your last will provides the opportunity to distribute your property, establish care for your children and otherwise express your wishes upon your death. A will is necessary if you intend to leave property to a person or entity other than a blood relative, such as a domestic partner, a friend or a charity. If you die without a will, the court determines how your property is distributed, who cares for your children and even what happens to your pet — making decisions that might not reflect your desires.
As your life changes, so might your estate plan. You may need to update your will throughout your life. We draft valid codicils that address changes in your financial situation, marital status, number of children, philanthropic interests and general lifestyle decisions.
Our experienced trust and estates team will help guide you through the process of probate, which typically follows what is often a painful emotional loss. We know how to ease the stress of the probate process through meticulously guiding personal representatives and beneficiaries to help resolve probate matters. From filing and completing probate court paperwork, collecting and transferring assets, or managing the estate, our lawyers are able to assist in every aspect of estate probate.
Even in apparently straightforward estate cases, there are sometimes disputes between beneficiaries. When it is in the best interests of our client to preserve cordial familial relationships, our lawyers are adept at mediating these disputes. When necessary, we assertively defend our client’s beneficiary rights .
Our Wills and Probate team eases the complex and emotional process involving issues related to:
Family Business Planning
Health Care Directives
Powers of Attorney
Wills and Trusts
Civil Litigation and Claims
Handles the gamete from complex disputes to more novel mediations that crosses multiple disciplines, industries, and sectors; and, litigation against both private parties and corporations.
Covers a broad range of transactional and advisory work on behalf of public and private companies, financial institutions, private equity and venture capital funds, boards, and individuals.
Works to ensure that your rights are secured and that you are provided the best possible advice and legal guidance whether addressing the withdrawal/reduction of charges and mitigation of guilty pleas, or full defence of criminal charges.
Employment and Labour
Handles every problem that can arise in the workplace and draw upon multidisciplinary experience in law, business, and government to help you see around the corners and plan for the future of workforce labour issues.
Provides counsel on a broad array of issues related to the broadcasting, media, and the Arts spaces, including acquisition of intellectual property, distribution rights, and other interests.
Assists on issues arising due to separations and divorces, adoptions, or other matters related to children and the family, such as inheritance or property succession. Family matters always involve emotions and our legal team understands how to navigate tough situations.
Offers uncompromised resolution to protect clients’ interests. We handle a broad spectrum of mediation cases from joint venture disputes, insurance coverage, intellectual property, corporate transactional disputes, and employment and labour issues.
Real Estate and Strata Management
Represents investors, developers, landlords, tenants, lenders and institutions on complex real estate projects and transactions both domestically and abroad.
Restructuring and Bankruptcy
Integrates corporate and litigation expertise to provide creative and pragmatic solutions to companies, boards and management, trustees, creditors, creditors’ committees, asset acquires and distressed investors.
Technology and IP Transactions
Counsels domestic, multinational and global companies and individuals in across a plethora of industries from healthcare and life sciences, entertainment, technology, media, nonprofits, telecommunications, among others.
Wills and Probate
Understands the legal intricacies of the system when it comes to estate planning, wills and trusts, and probate to help you resolve your legal issues.