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Mississauga wills law lawyers practice wills law and estates law in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Mississauga wills law lawyers are members of the Law Society of Upper Canada. 

The  Law Society Referral Service is a very good way to find a Mississauga lawyer who practices wills law in Mississauga and the surrounding region. 

Each Mississauga wills law lawyer may have an office in Mississauga or an office outside of Mississauga, perhaps in the Greater Toronto area. The Greater Toronto Area includes Mississauga wills law lawyers who draft wills and probate estates for GTA Probate Courts, Oakville wills law lawyers who probate estates in  GTA Probate Courts, Brampton wills law lawyers who draft wills and probate estates in GTA Probate Courts, York Region wills law lawyers (including Newmarket wills law lawyers who draft wills and probate estates in GTA Probate Courts, and Durham Region wills law lawyers (including Pickering wills law lawyers, Ajax wills law lawyers, and Oshawa wills law lawyers) who draft wills and probate estates in GTA Probate Courts.  

Each Mississauga wills and estates law lawyer is a barrister, solicitor, and notary public. Mississauga wills law barristers and solicitors probate estates in Toronto Probate Courts. Mississauga solicitors are Mississauga lawyers who don't usually appear in Superior Court but spend most of their time in their Mississauga offices or working elsewhere in Toronto Probate Courts with Mississauga wills and estates law clients.  

Mississauga wills law lawyers act as Mississauga solicitors when they draft wills and powers of attorneys but act as Mississauga barristers when they conduct estate litigation in Superior Court where estates are contested. In many ways Mississauga estates lawyers act as Mississauga solicitors rather than Mississauga barristers when they file uncontested probate applications. Mississauga wills law lawyers help their wills and estates clients throughout Ontario.

Toronto probate court serves Etobicoke, North York, and Scarborough. Mississauga lawyers also file probate documents in Brampton court, Milton court, Orangeville court, Newmarket court, and Whitby court. 

A will states how your property is to be divided after you die. It does nothing while you are still alive. A will appoints someone, an executor (also known as a trustee) to wind up your estate, pay your bills, and distribute your property. A will may also appoint someone, maybe the same person, to have custody of your children when you die. If you do not have a will and you die, property will be divided among your closest relatives according to the law. Someone will have to apply to be administrator and you will have no control over whom this will be.

Since the late 1970's a properly drafted power of attorney will survive the mental incapacity of the donor. This tool becomes very useful when used between spouses who have a stable marriage. Should one spouse suffer a stroke or severe head injury, the other can handle the disabled spouse's property transactions. Spouses having wills prepared should consider the advisability of having powers of attorney as well. One's choice of agent should be limited to a spouse in a very stable marriage or another very reliable and honest relative or friend.

 

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Wills and Estates Legislation Applicable to Mississauga Lawyers

Mississauga lawyers who practice wills and estates law (Mississauga solicitors) use federal legislation enacted by the Parliament of Canada respecting tax and provincial legislation enacted by the Legislature of Ontario respecting wills, estates and property issues. If estate litigation includes an application for dependant support then Mississauga estates law lawyers will turn to the Succession Law Reform Act Act of Ontario.  Here are some examples of wills law and estates statutes used by Mississauga wills lawyers and Mississauga estates law lawyers and Mississauga estate litigation lawyers.

Wills-Estates Rules of Civil Procedure 14.05(1) Notice of Application
Wills-Estates Rules of Civil Procedure 14.06(4) Title of Proceeding
Wills-Estates Rules of Civil Procedure 14.1(2.1) Exceptions
Wills-Estates Rules of Civil Procedure 4.02(1.1) Bilingual Documents
Wills-Estates Substitute Decisions Act 10 Execution
Wills-Estates Substitute Decisions Act 14 Certain existing powers of attorney preserved
Wills-Estates Substitute Decisions Act 46 Power of attorney for personal care
Wills-Estates Substitute Decisions Act 47 Capacity to give power of attorney for personal care
Wills-Estates Substitute Decisions Act 48 Execution
Wills-Estates Substitute Decisions Act 53 Termination
Wills-Estates Substitute Decisions Act 7 Continuing power of attorney for property
Wills-Estates Substitute Decisions Act 7 Continuing power of attorney for property
Wills-Estates Substitute Decisions Act 8 Capacity to give continuing power of attorney
Wills-Estates Substitute Decisions Act 9 Validity despite incapacity
Wills-Estates Substitutes Decisions Act 12 Termination
Wills-Estates Succession Law Reform Act 17(2) Revocation of Will by Marriage
Wills-Estates Succession Law Reform Act 18 Alterations in will
Wills-Estates Succession Law Reform Act 22 Will to speak from death
Wills-Estates Succession Law Reform Act 3 Will to be in writing
Wills-Estates Succession Law Reform Act 4(1) Execution of a Will
Wills-Estates Succession Law Reform Act 44 Intestate Distribution Wife but No Children
Wills-Estates Succession Law Reform Act 46 Intestate Distribution to Spouse and Children
Wills-Estates Succession Law Reform Act 47 Intestate Distribution Among Issue
Wills-Estates Succession Law Reform Act 58 Not Providing for Children in Will or Intestate
Wills-Estates Succession Law Reform Act 8(1) Will Under Age 18
Wills-Estates Sucession Law Reform Act 15 How to Revoke a Will

 

Superior Court of Ontario Rules of Civil Procedure Respecting Probate (see Rule 74)

Superior Court of Ontario Forms Respecting Probate (see 74.1 and following) 

 

Superior Court and Other Courthouses in the Greater Toronto Area used by Mississauga Lawyers

Dufferin , Orangeville  
Dufferin County Courthouse

Frontenac , Kingston  
Kingston Courthouse

Halton , Burlington  
Burlington Courthouse

Halton , Milton  
Milton County Courthouse

Hamilton-Wentworth , Hamilton  
John Sopinka Courthouse

Hastings , Belleville  
Belleville Courthouse

Middlesex , London  
London Court House

Muskoka , Bracebridge  
Bracebridge Courthouse

Niagara , St. Catharines  
St. Catharines Courthouse

Peel , Brampton  
A Grenville & William Davis Courthouse

Perth , Stratford  
Stratford Courthouse

Simcoe , Barrie  
Barrie Courthouse

Toronto , Toronto  
Old City Hall

Toronto , Toronto  
College Park Court

Toronto , Toronto  
Scarborough Courthouse

Toronto , Toronto  
Downsview/North York/1000 Finch

Toronto , Toronto  
Metro West Etobicoke Courthouse 2201 Finch

Toronto , Toronto  
Toronto Superior Court, Criminal, Summary Conviction Appeals, Jury trials

Toronto , Toronto  
311 Jarvis Toronto Youth Court and Family Court

Toronto , Toronto  
Toronto Superior Court - Civil - Filing Documents

Waterloo , Cambridge  
Cambridge Courthouse

Waterloo , Kitchener  
Kitchener-Waterloo

Wellington , Guelph  
Guelph Provincial Courthouse

York , Newmarket  
Newmarket Courthouse

Other Superior Court Addresses

Toronto lawyers

 

Other Areas of Law Practice in Mississauga:

Mississauga family law lawyers act as Mississauga solicitors when they draft separation agreements but act as Mississauga barristers when they go to Family Court in Mississauga spousal support applications, Mississauga restraining order applications, Mississauga child support applications, Mississauga child custody applications, and in applications requesting that the Superior Court of Justice divide up property or grant divorces. In many ways Mississauga divorce lawyers act as Mississauga solicitors rather than Mississauga barristers when they settle property issues in a separation agreement and draft and file divorce applications which don't require  a custody, access, or support order. Mississauga family law lawyers help their family law and divorce clients throughout Ontario. Mississauga Family Court applications and Mississauga Superior Court applications are commenced at the A. Grenville and William Davis Courthouse in Brampton

Mississauga wills law lawyers act as Mississauga solicitors when they draft wills and powers of attorneys for property and personal care but act as Mississauga barristers when they conduct estate litigation in Superior Court where estates are contested. In many ways Mississauga estates lawyers act as Mississauga solicitors rather than Mississauga barristers when they file uncontested probate applications. Mississauga wills law lawyers help their wills and estates clients throughout Ontario.

Mississauga business law lawyers help their corporate and commercial law clients throughout Canada and around the world. Mississauga business law lawyers help clients establish and maintain businesses in the Greater Toronto Area.

Mississauga litigation law lawyers, including Mississauga civil litigation lawyers and Mississauga criminal litigation lawyers attend Court throughout the Greater Toronto area. Mississauga civil litigation lawyers litigate civil matters in Ontario Courts. 

Mississauga real estate law lawyers advise their clients respecting Mississauga and GTA real estate transactions, mortgages, leases, and property rights including commercial real estate and residential real estate. 

 

 

 

 

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