Going Through Probate

Our probate team offers a friendly and approachable service, which we tailor to each client’s specific needs.

Probate matters can range in complexity. Our probate team is here to assist you during this difficult time.

Our services include preparing the documents needed to open up probate, and providing assistance to the administrator or executor in performing their probate-related duties.

So get in touch for legal advice and to find out how we can help you.

Brookshire Law Office in Halifax
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What Is Probate?

If someone has died their family need to obtain a legal document called a grant of probate. Which provides the legal right to deal with any property, money, or possessions of the deceased. This is known as probate.

What Is An Executor or Administrator?

An executor or administrator is an individual the cares for the estate of the deceased.


Do I Need A Lawyer For Probate?

You don’t have to use a probate lawyer when applying for and dealing with the Probate process, but lots of people do. There’s a lot of time and paperwork involved, along with complicated legal and tax matters; which may also include Capital Gains Tax and Income Tax. If any mistakes are made, an Executor or Administrator can be held personally and financially liable.

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Book Your Consultation Today

Brookshire Law Office believes that your comfort with your counsel is paramount. Especially in the preparation of documents to care for your loved ones at the event of your passing. Or to care for you in the event of your incompetence. That is why we offer a 30-minute consultation to review your wishes and concerns. Please book your consultation online or call us at  (902) 835-2726 or email us [email protected]
Shawn Scott, Senior Legal Counsel

What To Expect

Here’s what you can expect after booking your estate planning consultation:

– One of our friendly assistants will call you to go over a quick and easy intake process.

– Mr. Shawn Scott will call you at the time of your consultation to discuss your legal matter with you.

– During your consultation, you will be provided with an action plan so that you know what you can expect from us if you decide to retain our team.