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Wills and Estates

The Most Trusted Wills and 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 and 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.

    Estate Trustee Applications with/without Wills

    Administration of Estates

    Appointment of a Guardian for Incapable Persons

    Dependents Relief Application

    Estate Planning

    Trusts (Intervivos or Testamentary)

Evelyn Burnette
Evelyn Burnette
06:08 12 Mar 18
We have a family business and one day we found ourselves in a legal situation in which we felt completely overwhelmed and helpless. We quickly realized there’s a whole different world out there that we know nothing about. Reached out to David and he quickly wrapped himself around our case. We know he was working around the clock. In a matter of days, we had a solid argument. He is sharp, candid and a true professional. Not sure how an attorney can help a client ANY better. Absolutely no hesitation recommending him.
Julia Austerlitz
Julia Austerlitz
00:15 10 Mar 18
When I was looking for a divorce lawyer, the most important thing to me was finding someone who would be easy to communicate with. I was anticipating a nasty custody battle and the last thing I wanted was a lawyer who was hard to get a hold of or who didn’t make me feel like my case was a priority. David Costa and Robin Mann were exactly what I was looking for. They responded quickly to all of my emails, took all of my concerns very seriously and above all, is very knowledgeable about family law. This was such a difficult phase of my life and they helped me to get through to the end of it with the best possible outcome. I highly recommend this law firm.
Ben Valencia
Ben Valencia
12:47 09 Mar 18
Mr. Costa and his wonderful assistant couldn't have been anymore professional. It's unfortunate I had to meet them under these circumstances but I wouldn't have chosen anyone different to represent me if I could. They’ve always kept me up to date on things I needed to get done and both were available when I had questions. They are first class in my book.
Daniel Hardison
Daniel Hardison
06:56 09 Mar 18
Have utilized David's services several times over the last five years. He always is quick to respond (even when he was on vacation), knows the real estate business inside out. His expertise always gives me the confidence the deal is done right.
Kate Miller
Kate Miller
20:08 13 Dec 17
Costa Law were a tremendous help in solving my legal issues. David and his team were professional, efficient, thorough and compassionate. Everyone involved capably assisted me in understanding the issues and the possible outcomes. I could not be happier with the results and would encourage anyone needing legal help to contact them. Best law group in the town. Thanks to everyone at Costa Law!!!
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