Frequently Asked Questions
Business / Corporate
Wills & Estates
Probate is a process by which the court confirms the validity of a Will and examines whether the executor named in the Will has legal authority to act.
The probate process can be lengthy and expensive. Fortunately, there are ways to avoid it. A competent estate lawyer will be able to advise on how probate can be minimized.
In general terms, a power of attorney is a document that authorizes another person to make decisions on the grantor’s behalf during the grantor’s lifetime in the event he or she is unable to make decisions regarding his/her assets or health-care.
A power of attorney is effective during lifetime, whereas a Will becomes relevant after death. Both are very important documents to have and will save your loved ones unnecessary costs and distress.
Definitely. We pride ourselves on maintaining an open line of communication with our clients, not only because it is our responsibility to do so in a professional stance, but also because it is a matter of common sense. Usually, we provide clients with status updates on their file during various stages in the process, and we consult with our client while confirming instructions prior to taking large steps in the matter. We do not make substantial decisions without the client’s input and instruction.