Wills & Estate Lawyer Toronto

Wills & Estate Lawyer Toronto

Continuing Power of Attorney for Property & Personal Care

Power of Attorney is a legal document that gives someone else – this person is called your attorney – the power to act on your behalf. Unless you limit your attorney’s power, the attorney can do anything in respect to the property and/or personal care, that the grantor, if capable, could do, except make or change the grantor’s Will.

Wills & Estates

The Most Trusted Wills & Estate Lawyers in Toronto

At Costa Law our experienced wills and estate lawyers offer the strategic planning and creative solutions required to manage and preserve your assets. Estate planning represents the process by which an individual prepares and arranges for the disposition of an estate during his or her lifetime. A Will is the last declaration of your wishes that can range from how your estate will be distributed to who will have guardianship of your children.

A properly drafted Will can eliminate future uncertainties over the administration of property, financial assets, taxes, and other expenses associated with an estate. Without a properly drafted Will, the law of intestacy applies and will decide on how your property and assets will be handled and divided, which means that you lose significant control over the process. Where children are involved, a Public Trustee may also be appointed to govern care and control over them. A properly drafted Will can give you a peace of mind knowing that those you care about are taken care of.

Continuing Power of Attorney for Property & Personal Care

Power of Attorney is a legal document that gives someone else – this person is called your attorney – the power to act on your behalf. Unless you limit your attorney’s power, the attorney can do anything in respect to the property and/or personal care, that the grantor, if capable, could do, except make or change the grantor’s Will.

The scope of this authority may be expressly limited by the grantor if he or she so chooses. This limitation can be in relation to the subject matter – the property – or it can be a temporal limitation which limits the time the Power of Attorney applies. It is important that the terms in the document are not vague or ambiguous in order to protect you and your property.

The Most Trusted Wills & Estate Lawyers in Toronto

At Costa Law our experienced wills and estate lawyers offer the strategic planning and creative solutions required to manage and preserve your assets. Estate planning represents the process by which an individual prepares and arranges for the disposition of an estate during his or her lifetime. A Will is the last declaration of your wishes that can range from how your estate will be distributed to who will have guardianship of your children.

A properly drafted Will can eliminate future uncertainties over the administration of property, financial assets, taxes, and other expenses associated with an estate. Without a properly drafted Will, the law of intestacy applies and will decide on how your property and assets will be handled and divided, which means that you lose significant control over the process. Where children are involved, a Public Trustee may also be appointed to govern care and control over them. A properly drafted Will can give you a peace of mind knowing that those you care about are taken care of.

The scope of this authority may be expressly limited by the grantor if he or she so chooses. This limitation can be in relation to the subject matter – the property – or it can be a temporal limitation which limits the time the Power of Attorney applies. It is important that the terms in the document are not vague or ambiguous in order to protect you and your property.

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If I could give David Costa more than 5 stars I would. The moment that I called him in 2015, I knew right away that he was the right person to represent my son. He gave my son a list of things to do to help his case. David replied to every email that I sent to him and answered all my questions no matter how many times I asked the same questions. He even talked to my son when he thought my son was not doing enough to get the best possible outcome. We are pleased with the outcome of the case. Excellent lawyer! Highly recommended! Definitely Toronto’s Top Lawyer!
Rusty Moore
Rusty Moore
15:55 16 Jan 19
David Costa was my brother’s defense lawyer on a first degree murder charge. I called the lawyer the moment my brother was arrested. There was absolutely no physical evidence against my brother. There were alibi witnesses and coroner evidence that he could not have killed the victim. And Mr. Costa did everything we asked him to do as our lawyer. He called the alibi witnesses, he made sure all evidences are preserved, he hired a PI and did an investigation of his own. He did everything he could to save my brother from jail. Our whole family is grateful to David Costa for his knowledge, experience, support and strong motivation. David is a very good man.
Jeffrey Wen
Jeffrey Wen
02:34 27 Nov 18
The charges I had were dismissed, however along the way I spoke to a couple lawyers. I stuck with David because I could tell he had a level of knowledge others didn’t. He also was always very quick to get back to me. If I ever need a lawyer in the future it will be David for sure and I also recommend him to anyone needing legal assistance.
James Obryant
James Obryant
17:02 15 Jan 19
The best adoption lawyer in Toronto! David Costa walked us through everything, and was with us every second on the big day! We did not have many face to face meetings, as he communicates very well via email. This is definitely a lawyer who takes his time to do it correctly. We honestly can’t thank him enough!
Ruth Bowen
Ruth Bowen
02:34 13 Jan 19
Mr. Costa is a great lawyer. He is a professional who always answered my calls/emails promptly and kept me informed on the latest information regarding my case. I am happy with the outcome and I recommend him to anyone who needs a defense lawyer.
Frank Elliott
Frank Elliott
06:28 13 Jan 19
From my experience, as a client and referring clients to Costa Law Firm keeps satisfying me and referred family, friends, and business contacts. They are easy to reach, easy to talk to, and make what can be a complex legal system very manageable .
Benji Teixeira
Benji Teixeira
17:41 09 Apr 19
Excellent lawyer with great work ethics, professionalism, knowledge and understanding. I hired him to represent me for traffic violation. He explained me everything about the case and expected outcomes. He studied my case in detail and in the end got the case dismissed. Highly recommended.
Willie Sweeney
Willie Sweeney
16:47 05 Jan 19
My family and I are grateful for the positive experience we had with Costa Law firm. Kowlasar Misir, our Lawyer was extremely honest, thorough and trusting through out the entire process of our family case. We had the pleasure of meeting with Kowlasar for a second time recently and again the help and understanding surpassed my expectations.
Tania E
Tania E
15:14 28 Aug 19
Mr. Costa was a great help with my custody case. He walked me through the process step-by-step and gave me some useful tips. I am relieved now that I got a full custody of my daughter. Back than I was quite shaken by the circumstances and his confidence really was just what I needed.
Jeanne Axy
Jeanne Axy
03:25 15 Sep 19
Back in 2017, my nephew was accused of a fraud over $5000, he was only 19 and my family felt horrible for him. Costa Law did everything to defend him and was able to help him. We are very grateful to David and his team and strongly recommend them.
Katie Quirk
Katie Quirk
12:12 17 Sep 19
David was handling my DUI case and I could not be more grateful. I gave him a call right after I got arrested, he calmed me down and gave me an action plan. I don’t know how things would turn out if I would go with another lawyer. This guy is worth every penny spent on his services.
Clyde Wiley
Clyde Wiley
09:05 19 Sep 19
Costa Law was incredible experience from day one. Very intelligent, compassionate and accessible team, I felt like they actually cared about my case.  I strongly recommend them for criminal defence cases (speaking from personal experience).
Mary Schmitt
Mary Schmitt
04:30 26 Sep 19
Back in 2009 I was a troublesome young man and managed to get a criminal record. Time have passed and I changed, but my record remained as a reminder of my past, reminder that made my life more difficult than needed.  I was referred to David Costa by one of my friends who also had a similar experience. He helped me to get a pardon and today my record is clean. I feel like that weight is finally off my shoulders.
William Palmisano
William Palmisano
03:11 27 Sep 19
Thanks to these guys I was able to close the deal on my dream house! I can’t stop braging about Costa Law, they are an amazing team and deserve all the credit.
Freddy Bishop
Freddy Bishop
02:46 09 Oct 19
My son was arrested for possession of Schedule 1 drug back in January. I was completely mortified. David did an amazing job minimizing penalties, he was there for our family throughout the whole process. I strongly recommend Costa Law to anyone who needs help to deal with criminal charges.
Nicolas Lane
Nicolas Lane
07:50 12 Oct 19
David is so on point! He worked on my criminal defence case, great guy and great outcome. Would give him 10 stars if I could.
Gillian Smith
Gillian Smith
08:50 29 Oct 19
David worked on my sister in law sponsorship application. She is from Bulgaria and the immigration process from that country to Canada is pretty complex. My brother told us David was always reachable, answered every question they had and most importantly, my sister in law is now in Canada with us!
Karen Gallo
Karen Gallo
08:42 08 Nov 19
My experience with this firm was deplorable. I had an appointment for 5pm, arrived at 4.45 to fill out paperwork and I could see the firm is overbooked. Multiple people wanting to be seen and visibly frustrated. David did not address me or introduce himself and took several other clients with later appointments (5.30, 6pm) before me. At 5.30 I got up and walked out. At 5.51, David called me on “unknown number” asking where I am and why I left; I explained that I made time for this appointment and it’s clear he is overbooked and he snapped at me, “aren’t YOU the one who needs a record suspension? I’m just trying to help you!”. I said I wouldn’t be proceeding with his firm and he asked how far away I was, if I could come back, etc. I have never been spoken to like this by any lawyer or professional business person. You cannot shame and fight clients- much less someone you haven’t even formally met. Am I not the one who would be paying for a service, which I anticipate to be fair, respectful and organized? This was undignified.
Amanda Viel
Amanda Viel
13:45 21 Nov 19
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