Guelph519 837 2100 | 1 800 746 0685

Fergus519 843 1960 | 1 800 746 0685

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Guelph Office

105 Silvercreek Pkwy. N.
Suite 100 Guelph, ON N1H 6S4

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 1240
Guelph, ON N1H 6N6

Phone: 519 837 2100
Fax: 519 837 1617

Toll Free: 1 800 746 0685

Email: guelphinfo@smithvaleriote.com

Fergus Office

265 Bridge Street
Fergus, ON N1M 1T7

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 128
Fergus, ON N1M 2W7

Phone: 519 843 1960
Fax: 519 843 6888

Toll Free: 1 800 746 0685

Email: fergusinfo@smithvaleriote.com

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Wills and Estates

Planning for your family’s future after your death can be a daunting process, but you do not have to face it alone. You want to ensure your family and your estate are well cared for in a way you choose. The lawyers of the SmithValeriote Law Firm LLP Wills and Estates Practice Group can help you ensure your final wishes are respected. We can work with you and your family to build a plan that meets your needs.

Our lawyers have experience in all areas of estate law: estate planning, estate administration and estate litigation. This experience means you can expect a full service approach that carefully considers all aspects of your estate plan and explains your options in a clear, concise way. Our comprehensive approach to estate planning means you can count on us as a partner who can guide you through the entire legal process.

We have assisted thousands of clients develop their estate plans. Our goal is always to provide you with sensible, thoughtful solutions that help take the worry out of estate planning. We can work with you to understand your needs and give you the right advice to ensure your wishes are carried out. We encourage you to contact one of our lawyers today to help you begin the process of planning for you and your family’s future.

SmithValeriote Law Firm LLP understands each client is unique. We will work with you to select the lawyer right for your needs. We look forward to meeting you and helping you with all your Wills and Estates needs.

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Wills and Estates Services

Estate Planning

  • Preparation of wills
  • Preparation of powers of attorney for property and personal care
  • Preparation of family trusts (including trusts to protect disabled children and individuals)
  • Succession planning for family businesses
  • Tax planning

Estate Administration

  • Assisting estate trustees in all aspects of the administration of an estate
  • Applications for probate
  • Assistance with co-ordinating the payment of estate debts and distribution of assets to beneficiaries

Estate Litigation

  • Will and Trust challenges/interpretations
  • Passing of Accounts
  • Dealing with jointly held assets
  • Dependant Support and Family Law Act claims
  • Estate Trustee compensation disputes
  • Applications for the Advice and Direction of the Court

Wills and Estates Lawyers

Wills and Estates Clerks

Guelph Office

Jan Airdrie

T: 519-837-2100 ext. 267
E: jairdrie@smithvaleriote.com

Jenny Barnes-Tomlinson

T: 519-837-2100 x. 252
E: jbarnes@smithvaleriote.com

Katelyn Choate

T: 519-837-2100 x.242
E: kchoate@smithvaleriote.com

Brenda Ciccia Legal Assistant

T: 519-837-2100 Ext. 366
E: bciccia@smithvaleriote.com

Rachael deVries Law Clerk

T: 519-837-2100 Ext.242
E: rdevries@smithvaleriote.com

Melodie Francis Legal Assistant

T: 519-837-2100 Ext.229
E: mfrancis@smithvaleriote.com

Karen Wrixon

T: 519-837-2100 ext. 287
E: kwrixon@smithvaleriote.com

Jennifer Wry Law Clerk

T: 5198372100 Ext.236
E: jwry@smithvaleriote.com

Fergus Office

Lindsay Donaldson

T: 519-843-1960 ext. 124
E: ldonaldson@smithvaleriote.com

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SmithValeriote Law Firm LLP has 30 lawyers servicing the province of Ontario including the communities of Waterloo, Kitchener, Fergus, Cambridge, Elora and Guelph.

Smith Valeriote - Map to Guelph Offices

Guelph Office

105 Silvercreek Pkwy. N.
Suite 100 Guelph, ON N1H 6S4

Phone: 519 837 2100
Fax: 519 837 1617

Toll Free: 1 800 746 0685

Email: guelphinfo@smithvaleriote.com

Smith Valeriote - Map to Fergus Offices

Fergus Office

265 Bridge Street
Fergus, ON N1M 1T7

Phone: 519 843 1960
Fax: 519 843 6888

Toll Free: 1 800 746 0685

Email: fergusinfo@smithvaleriote.com