Estate Planning & Estate Lawyers
At Brown Beattie O’Donovan, our trusts, wills, and estates practice group has decades of experience helping individuals and families in London and Southwestern Ontario with this specific area of the law.
Our team of estate litigation lawyers understands that wills, estates, and trusts need to be tailored to each individual’s needs. Every detail matters. Every person has different priorities.
Planning for the future after your passing can be challenging, especially where your business and your family are concerned. It is important to put a careful plan in place that takes all your assets and properties into account. We can sit down and help you build your estate planning document.
We offer a complete range of services to help write a will or living will, assist with estate litigation and trust law, or establishing power of attorney. These services include:
- Administration of wills and estates
- Administration of trusts
- Creation and validation of trusts
- Creation and validation of a living will
- Court passing of estate and trust accounts
- Estate planning
- Estate litigation and mediation of estate disputes
- Proceedings related to the affairs of mentally incompetent persons
Frequently Asked Questions
Whether or not you need a lawyer will depend on the circumstances of your case. For more information, please submit your contact information as well as a brief description of the issues in the form provided and we will get in touch with you.
Unfortunately, we do not accept legal aid as a payment option.
The length of proceedings will depend on the circumstances of your case. Factors that can affect the timeline include: whether and how vigorously it is defended, availability and quality of evidence, court availability etc. For more information, please submit your contact information below and we will get in touch with you.
For wills and power of attorney, we have a set fee, but the fee can vary depending on the complexity of the estate. Please contact us for further details.
If it is straightforward, a will can usually be prepared within 2 weeks. The biggest questions you’ll need to consider and be prepared to answer are: who will take care of the estate (executor)?; if you have minor children – who will take care of them?; and where/to whom do you want your assets to go?
If your lawyer practiced with Brown Beattie O’Donovan, we likely still have the will. We have the wills from the following retired and/or deceased lawyers as well as those prepared by our current lawyers.