Whether it’s estate planning, business, real estate or estates, the dedicated team at Droit Ouimet-McPherson Law is available to provide expert guidance. With a combined experience of over 20 years, we prioritize the needs of our clients and ensure their satisfaction.

Our approach is characterized by transparency in pricing, flexibility, and a commitment to collaboration. We believe in fostering a cooperative environment where our clients are actively involved in the decision-making process.

We understand the importance of properly planning for the future, and we aim to facilitate the transfer of wealth from you to your loved ones with a human touch and the assistance of technology.

We’re living in an age where planning is essential. Events happen when we least expect them, and being prepared is best for you and your family. While it may be uncomfortable to think about, everyone has an estate, and it’s wise to plan for what you want to happen to it in the event of your passing.

At Droit Ouimet-McPherson Law, we help individuals and businesses in Ottawa with their legal needs – including estate planning. We know thinking about estate planning can be daunting, but it is an important step everyone should take.

Be assured that when you choose Droit Ouimet-McPherson Law, our caring and experienced lawyers are ready to facilitate the transfer of your wealth to your loved ones.

What Is Estate Planning?

A person’s estate is made up of everything they own. This includes real estate, cars, homes, bank accounts, investments, life insurance and other personal possessions. When someone dies, they want to ensure that their wishes for their possessions are correctly carried out. That is where estate planning comes in.

“Estate planning” refers to creating a plan to protect assets and indicate how they should be distributed in the event of a person’s passing. Estate planning isn’t limited to the writing of wills and the establishment of trusts. It can also include arrangements for end-of-life care or – in the event of incapacitation – power of attorney.

How Does Estate Planning Work?

When it comes to estate planning, many questions need to be addressed. At Droit Ouimet-McPherson Law, our team is ready and capable of providing answers to any of these questions. We’ll take you through the process step-by-step, minimizing any potential frustration.

Here are a few things to expect when planning your estate:

  • Preparing care and financial instructions if you become incapacitated.
  • Naming a guardian for the care of minor children and their inheritance.
  • Arranging for the transfer of your business in the event of your retirement, incapacitation, disability or passing.
  • Making provisions for family members with special needs.
  • Seeking to minimize taxes, court and other legal fees.
  • Updating or completing the designation of beneficiaries or aligning your assets to your estate plan.

How to Begin the Estate Planning Process

Begin your estate planning today with Droit Ouimet-McPherson Law. Our multilingual team will provide the best service to you in whichever official language you prefer – English or French. Let us help you with:

  • Drafting and reviewing Wills and Codicils;
  • Drafting and reviewing Powers of Attorney (for Property and Personal Care);
  • Estate Planning (i.e. Primary and Secondary Wills, and Estate Freezes);
  • Trusts;
  • Henson Trusts (for beneficiaries who receive government assistance); and
  • Dual Wills (Primary and Secondary Wills, to protect your corporate assets, and save on tax).

We also provide a convenient virtual estate-planning option that allows you to prepare your will from home. To get started, simply schedule a meeting with our team.

We provide all the instructions you need in an easy-to-understand, step-by-step guide. Rest assured, our team is readily available to assist you with any concerns or queries.

Reach out to us at 343-888-8934 or via our contact form below.