Wills, Enduring Powers of Attorney and Personal Directives

Having a proper Will in place and other documents that allow those close to you to make decisions about your medical/health and financial wellbeing is one of the most important steps you can take in ensuring your legacy.

Corrine Fiesel, a lawyer with over 18 years in the legal industry and Christine Herrington, a paralegal with 30 years combined work experience in law firms and as a business owner, have teamed up to form Estates One Legal Services. At Estates One, we assist in putting your intentions on paper to give you the assurance you need at an affordable cost. We will meet with you to answer your questions and guide you through the Wills/Enduring Powers of Attorney/Personal Directives questionnaire and process, culminating in a further meeting to execute the documents at a place and time that is convenient for you.

Fee Schedule*

Service** Individual Couple
Will only $ 900.00 $ 1000.00
Enduring Power of Attorney or Personal Directive $ 500.00 $ 600.00
All three – Will, Enduring Power of Attorney and Personal Directive $ 1150.00 $ 1,350.00
Will and either Enduring Power of Attorney and Personal Directive $ 1000.00 $ 1,250.00
Codicil to Will $ 500.00 $ 600.00

*All prices are exclusive of GST*

**Service includes initial consultation, drafting and review, communication exchanges and final consultation for the purposes of executing the documents. If additional services are required, further fees may be applied.**

***Translation services available as requested – extra charge will apply***

Probate Services

You have been appointed Executor and now your loved one, friend or family member has passed away. Or your loved one, friend or family member has passed away without a Will and the task has fallen to you to sort out their estate. Now what? In order to be able to sell the assets (including personal property – furniture, vehicles, etc.) and any real property (house, undeveloped land) and distribute the estate (what is called the “residue” – the proceeds from the sale of the assets/land and the “money” – bank accounts, investments, etc.), you will require a Grant of Probate (if a Will exists) or a Grant of Administration (if no Will exists). A Grant of Probate or a Grant of Administration is obtained by preparing and filing a significant number of Court documents with the Surrogate Court. This is a complex and oftentimes confusing process for those unfamiliar with the intricacies of the Court system. Christine Herrington is highly qualified and able to assist in this process.

Fee Schedule

For Estates up to $150,000.00 – $1200.00 plus disbursements and Court filing fee
For Estates over $150,000.00 – $1,500.00 plus disbursements and Court filing fee

Court Filing Fees

Court Filing Fees as determined by net value of Estate (if net of value of Estate is):
$10,000 & under – $35.00
$10,001 to $25,000 – $135.00
$25,001 to $125,000 – $275.00
$125,001 – $250,000 – $400.00
$250,001 and above – $525.00
Plus applicable disbursements such as advertising, delivery, etc. as required

Give yourself the peace of mind that having your affairs in order provides.

Contact us at Estates One Legal Services!