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Fees for Wills and Trusts

Fees for an Individual Client

Andrew McLaughlin's fees:

$700: Will 
$1000: Will, Enduring Power of Attorney and Personal Directive 

These fees are based on $400 for the consultation plus $300 for the Will and $150 for each of the Enduring Power of Attorney and Personal Directive. 

Paul McLaughlin's fees:

$1300: Will 
$1600: Will, Enduring Power of Attorney and Personal Directive 

These fees are based on $800 for the consultation plus $500 for the Will and $150 for each of the Enduring Power of Attorney and Personal Directive. 

Fees for a Couple

Andrew McLaughlin's fees:

$800: Wills 
$1200: Wills, Enduring Powers of Attorney and Personal Directives 

These fees are based on $400 for the consultation plus $200 for each Will and $100 for each Enduring Power of Attorney and Personal Directive. 

Paul McLaughlin's fees:

$1600: Wills 
$2000: Wills, Enduring Powers of Attorney and Personal Directives 

These fees are based on $800 for the consultation plus $400 for each Will and $100 for each Enduring Power of Attorney and Personal Directive. 

These fees include standard testamentary trusts for younger beneficiaries (i.e., trusts for a child or grandchild that wraps up when the beneficiary reaches a specific age).

Amending Documents

Turning Point Law charges by the hour at the lawyer's current rate to update and amend Turning Point Law documents. We do not amend documents from other law firms.

Testamentary Trusts

Turning Point Law charges additional fees for the drafting ongoing testamentary trusts (i.e., trusts that do not wind up when the beneficiary reaches a specific age). Examples would be trusts for children with disabilities, spousal trusts and tax planned sprinkling family trusts.
 
Additional Legal Services
 
For additional legal services Turning Point Law charges by the hour. Additional legal services include estate planning, analyzing farm and corporation succession issues, complicated family situations (i.e., blended families) and tax advice. For these services, our rates are:

$500 per hour for Paul McLaughlin
$350 per hour for Andrew McLaughlin

Disbursements

Disbursements are payments to third parties to carry your matter forward. Some examples of disbursements are courier charges, Land Titles Office fees and Corporate Registry fees. It is unusual to have disbursements when drafting Wills, Enduring Powers of Attorney and Personal Directives.

Other Charges

We do not charge for routine services such as photocopying, faxing and file administration.

Goods and Services Tax

We charge GST on all our fees and most disbursements.

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