What People should Know about Real Estate Law

Posted by   Amanda   |   Categories :   Lawyers

Like there is criminal law, personal injury law, and civil law, there is also the estate law that governs various aspects such as probate and planning. In simpler terms, these laws are supposed to cover issues like the legal requirements of a will, the details of a probate as well as the formation of trusts. In some countries like Canada, estate law places some burden on the person receiving an estate property. Transfering business ownership in Canada requires the person receiving the property to pay some tax on However,business transactions that involves estate laws should be conducted in the presence of a qualified estate lawyer. To make sure that the lawyer is conversant with local estate laws, consider a local attorney as these laws may differ from one province to the other. All provinces in Canada allow people to draft a living will or a healthcare treatment plan that can be used in case the individual falls ill and cannot make decisions concerning their estate.

Estate and probates
Almost all provinces in Canada have established laws concerning these two issues of probate and estate planning. While these two terms may sound like complicated processes, they include taking care of the creation of trusts, the legal validity of wills and the probate process in general. Estate laws exist in a collection of laws referred to as codes. Common codes in Canada include Estate Administration Code, Decedents Estate Code as well as Trust and Fiduciaries. Another common code in Canada under the estates and probates is the Uniform Probate Code. These laws usually change now and then. This is why it’s important to see an attorney if you have an issue related to estates and probates. An attorney will answer you any question you may be having about the issue.

Estate Tax
Whenever the owner of an estate dies, the estate is left to a descendant. This could either be a child or a distant relative. Whichever the case, the state will impose an estate tax on the property. In some cases, it has been shown that one rate can be used on all the properties left. However, rates have varied in some cases. States also impose tax depending on the descendant who receives the property. For instance, in countries like Canada, the tax imposed on a child is lesser compared to the tax imposed on a distance relative.

Living will
A living will is an important piece that falls under estate law. It’s a document that allows your wishes to be acknowledged at the end of your medical care. Where a will is not present, a durable power of attorney can serve the purpose. This is a directive that determines who makes medical decisions on your behalf when you are sick.

June 30, 2017