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When it comes to estate planning, hiring an experienced estate probate lawyer in Halifax, Dartmouth and Bedford can make all the difference. Our Halifax estate probate lawyers will handle all responsibilities with respect to managing and distributing your estate.  To avoid any legal implications, it is important to get the advice and support of a probate lawyer.

After death, a Will sometimes needs to be submitted for probate, particularly when financial institutions like banks or investment companies are involved. These companies typically require legal recognition from the probate registry before they can release funds to the executor/personal representative named in the Will. If there is no Will, an administrator must be appointed through the probate registry to distribute your assets and pay your debts. Asking the registrar to appoint an administrator can cost at least an extra $2,500 in legal fees.

Talk to our estate probate lawyers today to help your probate process go smoothly. 

At Brookshire Law, we have ample experience and we will guide you through the entire process. Talk to our team today–we’re ready to help.

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Brookshire's estate probate lawyer is Alan Freckelton

Our Advanced Estate Planning Team

Alan Freckelton is Brookshire Law Office’s Halifax probate lawyer. 

Our probate team is here to help you navigate the intricacies of the probate process. We believe it is important for you to have the help of an experienced lawyer so that you can focus on your family and not on paperwork at this difficult time. 

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Halifax Probate Lawyer

*all prices plus HST and expenses

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$450*

*A $2500 retainer is held in trust for these services

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Halifax, Nova Scotia

  • Make application for probate and obtain copies of the grant of probate from the registry
  • Locate and protect estate assets
  • Establish trusts of children or those named in the Will
  • Assist and ensure that the relevant estate taxes are paid in a timely manner
  • Identify and pay the legitimate debts that burden the estate
  • Distribute the estate as per the Will and provide a full accounting to the beneficiaries

The need for probate is dependent on the specific circumstances of the estate. If the deceased person’s assets were jointly owned, for example, or they had named beneficiaries, probate may not be required. It is best to have a consultation with a probate lawyer to make sure you are complying with local regulations.

Most often, property can be sold while the estate is still in probate. However, court approval may be required to sell the property, a probate lawyer can help with these applications.

We have a blog titled “What is Involved in Probate in Nova Scotia” which answers 12 common questions about probate. 

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