HINES LAW OFFICE Professional Corporation

REAL ESTATE, FAMILY, WILLS & ESTATES, CORPORATE

Hines Law Office Professional Corporation is an established, client oriented law firm, located in the heart of downtown Stratford, with a second location in Mitchell. Owner Stella Catherine Hines LL.B and her team of knowledgeable and experienced staff are here to assist you. Please contact our Stratford office at 519 305 5155 or our Mitchell office at 519 348 9324, and via email.

In Ontario, if you die without a valid, complete Will, an intestacy is created, and the distribution of your Estate will be governed entirely by the Succession Law Reform Act. As well, under Ontario law, if you have not granted a Power of Attorney for Care and are unable to consent to medical care or treatment, an Application may be required to the Ontario Consent and Capacity Board  for the appointment of a substitute decision maker for you.  Your consent is not required in such a proceeding and you may have no legal or personal control over such an appointment.

For these reasons, it is important to have a valid Will and Powers of Attorney in place. They are vital pieces of your Estate plan. A proper Estate plan will minimize your Estate’s tax liabilities and clearly distribute your assets to your intended beneficiaries. Estate planning is a process. As required, we will work with you, your financial advisor, and your accountant to develop a personal and effective Estate plan for you.

From the straightforward to the most complex family and financial situations, our team  will help you create an Estate plan that meets your family and tax planning objectives.

Some of the services we provide include:

    •    Wills & Codicils
    •    Powers of Attorney for Property and Personal Care
    •    Estate Distribution and Administration