Wills, Estates, & Trusts

Creating proper and effective estate planning documents can be emotionally difficult for some individuals. It requires the consideration of what may happen after one passes away. It is best to consult with our experienced Vancouver wills and trusts lawyers, so we can guide you through the process.

At Watson Goepel LLP, we believe that everyone should create a will and/or trust to protect their assets and heirs in the event of their untimely death. A will affords the control necessary to designate who gets what and when from your estate. A trust can also be set up to protect in much greater detail the assets or heirs of individuals of high net worth. Our firm has experience drafting and reviewing a broad array of types and styles of estate planning documents.

Our diverse background and knowledge allows us to navigate clients through even the most high-value and complex structures. We are regularly called upon to draft a wide range of trusts for clients, including:

  • Inter vivos trusts
  • Estate trusts
  • Offshore trusts
  • Immigration trusts

For the purposes of financial planning, the creation of a trust might have the advantage of potentially decreasing tax exposure. This is not possible in all situations, but our lawyers can suggest ways to structure your affairs to give you the most protection possible.