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Welcome to MacKinnon Law Associates.
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MacKinnon Law Associates provides experience and legal expertise in estates and residential real estate. Founded in 1994, MacKinnon Law Associates assists and provides clients with personalized, timely and cost-effective professional legal services in a friendly atmosphere that’s close to home.
Wills and Powers of Attorney
A Will allows you to choose who will act on behalf of your estate to ensure that the final wishes set out in your Will are carried out and that your estate is administered in accordance with the law. Two of the most important legal documents everyone should have are a Continuing Power of Attorney for Property (Financial) and a Power of Attorney for Personal Care. Powers of Attorney allow you to choose who can decide and act on your behalf if you are unable to. Without valid Powers of Attorney (Property and Personal Care), the Province of Ontario may obtain the legal authority to make financial and personal care decisions for you in the event of your incapacity at significant cost and aggravation to you and your loved ones. Powers of Attorney are conveniently completed at the same time you make your Will.
With or Without a Will
In Ontario, an estate trustee is the only person with the legal authority to manage or distribute an estate. The term probate refers to a legal process in which the validity and authenticity of a will are determined. Probate also refers to the general administration of a deceased person’s will or the estate of a deceased person without a will. After an asset holder dies, the court appoints an executor named in the will or an administrator (if there is no will) to administer the process of probate. This involves collecting the deceased’s assets to pay any liabilities that remain on their estate and to distribute the assets to beneficiaries. When a person dies, they may leave behind belongings, real estate and other assets and liabilities, which are collectively called their estate.
Executor Support Services
When a loved one dies, there are many practical and legal issues to be dealt with. It’s important that those responsible for the estate (an Executor or Personal Representative if there is no Will) receive appropriate legal advice from the beginning. MacKinnon Law Associates can help. We know it is an emotional and difficult time when there is a death in the family. We are sensitive to our client’s needs. We provide both legal and practical advice and assistance to ensure that the estate is administered properly, making your job as an Executor easier. We can help you with Probate (with or without a Will), Estates without a Will, Death of Registered Owner of Land, Income Tax for the Deceased and the Estate, Life Insurance, RRSPs/RRIFs and Creditors.
Residential Real Estate
Sales, Purchases and Mortgages
As real estate lawyers, MacKinnon Law Associates helps take the stress out of buying, selling or mortgaging your home. We treat your transaction as if it were our own. From the moment you contact us, we guide you through the process and keep you informed each step of the way. We pay attention to the details so you don’t have to. We provide legal and practical advice along the way to ensure your transaction is completed as smoothly as possible. Call us for Residential Purchases and Sales, including buying or selling your house, cottage or condominium. We also provide legal services for new first mortgages and refinancing and Land Transfers upon death or matrimonial breakdown.
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Please accept my sincere thanks for not only legally completing our parents estate but for doing so in such a supportive way. Thank you for your patience, kindness, strength and perseverance. We did it!T.
Mary, thank you so much for your help and support throughout the house buying and selling process. From the heart, we are very grateful.A., E. & A.
Our thanks for all your advice and support with our legal matters over the past year. We really appreciated it.G. & L.
If you ever require the services of a legal team, I’d suggest that you seek out and secure either Mary MacKinnon or Michele Glassford. Both are intelligent, well-versed in the law and straightforward. I utilized their services to close a home purchase, as well as to secure wills. I highly recommend MacKinnon Law Associates!D.
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in Stoney Creek, Hamilton, Burlington, Haldimand County,
Grimsby and the Niagara Region.