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Wills and Estate Fees

Estate Planning is the process of anticipating and arranging, during a person’s lifetime, the distribution of their estate.
Our estate planning team can offer expertise and different planning options

Wills and Power of Attorney Fees:

>>Please contact our office to discuss fees<<

*The need for an Insurance Trust, Spousal Trust, or Henson Trust may increase cost.

**This fee may vary.  Blended families are increasingly common and each partner wants to ensure that when they die, their children, as well as their new partner, will be treated fairly and will receive as much financial support as possible.  Estate planning to achieve these goals can be complex and this fee can only be estimated.

 ***This type of Will pertains to assets that will not be subject to Estate Administration Tax.   

Also, a Will which appoints a trust company as Executor or alternate Executor may be charged at a higher fee due to the additional work involved.

Our Estate Administration staff can assist Executors with all post-death matters, including gathering of assets of the deceased, filing all necessary court documents, distributions to beneficiaries, and income tax returns.

Estate Administration Tax:

Under the Estate Administration Tax Act, 1998, the amount of tax payable to the Minister of Finance is $5.00 per thousand of assets up to $50,000.00, and $15.00 per thousand thereafter.  The thousands are rounded up to the next nearest thousand.

Estate Administration Fees:
Determined in accordance with the suggested fee schedule for solicitors.
On the first $100,000 of the value of the estate                     3%    (minimum $1,000.00)
On the next $400,000                            1.25%
On the next $500,000                                .5%



To Our Valued Clients:
The lawyers and staff at Hills Nolan are taking all necessary precautions to ensure that we keep our work family, our clients and our colleagues as safe as possible during these extraordinary times. We have shifted our office to “virtual” spaces and we will be having meetings by telephone or videoconferences (using Zoom, a video platform). Please contact your lawyer or the responsible clerk via email. Currently, our receptionist and a limited number of staff are attending to deliveries, telephone calls and real estate transactions.

Given the rapidly changing conditions, this may change based on government directives or recommendations. We will do our best to keep you informed in a timely manner if conditions change and we need to adjust our current arrangements. For any new clients, please use the “Contact Us” link on our website.
Any deliveries of documents that cannot be emailed can be brought to the rear door of the office between 9 am and 5 pm. If you intend to drop off any documents, please call our receptionist to let her know. Please ring the bell at the back door and someone will be with you.

The health and well-being of our staff, our clients and our community is our highest priority. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this rather unique time! We must all do our part to “flatten the curve”.

We look forward to continuing to assist you in the same professional, high quality manner that you expect from all of us at Hills Nolan.