Teryl Scott Lawyers Inc. has 25 years experience. We have caring family lawyers, and estate lawyers who assist with your estate planning. Our Wills and Estate lawyers troubleshoot your major life events. We recommend preparing your Wills, Powers of Attorney and Living wills (end of life directives) now. Before you need them.
If you don’t have these documents, you may have to hire a lawyer to make an application to court in order to appoint a medical proxy, an executor, and/or a power of attorney. Being proactive reduces the cost of obtaining these documents because there is no need for a court application to appoint these people.
Welcome to the easy, affordable way to get your Will and Estate Plan completed.
The estate lawyers at Teryl Scott Lawyers Inc. need to know the following in order to prepare your documents:
- Who will be the executor and alternate executor of your will– that is, who will take over financially for you when you die?
- Who are you gifting your assets to?
And if you have children:
- Who will be the guardian of your children?
- Who is the trustee– who manages your children’s inheritance while they are minors?
- How old would you like your children to be when the trust expires and they start to manage their inheritance independently?
Meet Your Estate Lawyer In Halifax
Call, text (902-233-6660), or email Lisa Teryl, senior legal counsel, to start your estate planning. We’re here to listen to your concerns and to execute your last wishes.
Wills and Estate Planning in Nova Scotia
Here are some of our most frequently asked questions about Wills and Estate planning:
How Estate Planning and Will Lawyers Help
Estate planning lawyers do more than just create Wills. Our lawyers can provide guidance on who is the best type of person to be your medical proxy. They also provide suggestions on who are the best types of family members or friends to appoint as a trustee of your children’s trust. They can also make suggestions on who typically receives the “rest and residue” of your estate and how to minimize probate fees.
Estate planning is not only important for naming beneficiaries upon your death, but an estate lawyer also creates documents such as a Power of Attorney. This document gives someone authority to manage your finances if you are absent, ill, or incapacitated.
How to Write a Will Without an Estate Lawyer
Some try to write a Will without an estate lawyer, but it is NOT recommended. Wills are not just complicated to write, they are challenging to sign in a way that ensures they are valid under the Wills Act.
You also need a lawyer or commissioner of oaths to sign the affidavit of execution. An Affidavit of Execution documents that your witnesses actually witnessed your signature and initials.
Estate Lawyer Fees
|Wills & Estate Planning||$375||$575|
|Power of Attorney||$150||$250|
|Estate Package (Includes all 3)||$595||$895|
If your employer has an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), you qualify for a 25% discount on Teryl Scott Lawyers Inc. fees. The firm also honours our active and former military personnel with a 25% discount. Discounts cannot be combined with any other discounts.
Estate Planning Client Reviews
Passionate, friendly and caring lawyer. You could not have a better advocate.
Lisa is incredible. Kind, caring and compassionate. As well as knowledgeable. I couldn't have made it through to the end of my divorce without her support! I would highly recommend her!!!
Lisa does excellent, thoughtful work and with a gentle manner that makes it easier to navigate the system - highly recommend! Cathy Leslie
Lisa is extremely knowledgably, and a brilliant legal mind, a true strategist. Thanks G Skinner
Lisa is just wonderful! Very kind and compassionate, patient yet efficient and supportive. I highly recommend her!
Lisa goes above and beyond. Nice to find someone with strong ethics and who is using her profession to try and make the world a better place. She looks to settle conflict-not to continue it. The minute you meet her you will trust her and she will take care of you. She is upfront and reasonable with her rates. Don’t look any further.
For more information on estate planning, the Canadian government has helpful resources.
Contact us for any specific questions you may have.