Manitoba Estate Law
Estate Administration Lawyers in Winnipeg
Your Family matters
At Visionary Law Corporation, we understand that the loss of a loved one is a challenging and emotional time. As a leading Manitoba law firm specializing in estate administration, probate, and executorship, we are here to offer compassionate support and expert guidance during this difficult journey.
Navigating the complexities of estate matters can be overwhelming, but our dedicated team of legal professionals is well-versed in Canadian and Manitoba laws and is committed to alleviating your burden. Whether you require assistance with probate applications, estate administration, or the duties and responsibilities of an executor, we provide personalized solutions tailored to your unique needs. With our extensive knowledge and experience, we will help you navigate the legal intricacies, ensuring a smooth and efficient process.
Let us handle the legal aspects so you can focus on what truly matters – honoring your loved one’s legacy and finding closure. Contact us today for a compassionate and reliable partner in estate administration and probate matters.
Experienced Estate Administration Lawyers in Winnipeg
Completing the many court documents required to manage the affairs of another can be overwhelming and confusing. We would be happy to assist you in determining the steps to be taken and discuss how we can help.
Visionary Law is an experienced law firm in Winnipeg that routinely helps families administer a loved one’s estate.
Duties of an Executor or an Administrator
- Locate the will (if there is one)
- Locate the assets of the deceased and determine their value
- Obtain proof of death
- Locate and list beneficiaries
- Obtain Grant of Probate or Administration Order
- File claims for life and health insurance, pension plans, and death benefits
- Advertise for creditors
- Gather assets, arrange for sale of assets not left to beneficiaries, and place monies into a financial institution
- Arrange to have title of the real property transferred to the estate
- Complete income tax returns and obtain the Clearance Certificate from CRA
- Provide an accounting to the beneficiaries
- Obtain signed releases from the beneficiaries
- Distribute the estate according to the will or The Intestate Succession Act
With a Will
If they have left a will, the executor named in the will applies for a grant of probate from the court. Once probate has issued, the executor has all of the authority they need to wind-up the deceased’s affairs.
Without A Will
If there is no will, an interested person (usually the next of kin) applies for letters of administration. This process is slightly more complicated than probate and in most cases requires the administrator to post a bond. The administrator must also be a resident of Manitoba. Once the court has appointed an administrator that person has the same authority as an executor and can manage the deceased’s estate.
There are many checks and balances in place to ensure someone managing a deceased’s estate is acting in good faith and in the best interests of the beneficiaries. If you are unhappy with how an Executor or Administrator is managing the affairs of an estate of which you are a beneficiary you may need the Court’s assistance to intervene.
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