Fees for Wills and Trusts
Individual - Our fees for standard documents for a single person:
$850: Will, Enduring Power of Attorney and Personal Directive
These fees are based on $400 for the consultation plus $200 for the Will and $125 for each of the Enduring Power of Attorney and Personal Directive. These fees include standard testamentary trusts for younger beneficiaries.
Couple - Our fees for standard documents for a couple:
$1000: Wills, Enduring Powers of Attorney and Personal Directives
These fees are based on $400 for the consultation plus $150 for each of the Wills and $75 for each Enduring Power of Attorney and Personal Directive. These fees include standard testamentary trusts for younger beneficiaries.
For ongoing testamentary trusts (i.e., spousal trusts and sprinkling family trusts that name a family member as trustee and do not wind up when the beneficiary reaches a specific age), the base fee is $2,500 for the first trust and $500 for each subsequent similar trust. This fee is in addition to our standard fee.
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
$225 per hour for Kyla Schauerte
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.
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.