Estate Administration

The Breithaupt Law team is ready to help you in your role as Estate Executor and Trustee. There are effectively two options available to assist you:

Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee
With or Without a Will: starting from $3,500*

We work directly with the Superior Court of Justice on your behalf to have you authorized to manage the Estate and distribute the bequests to the beneficiaries. Notarial copies of important documents and general consultation regarding the process is included. The fee is paid by the Estate.

Estate Solicitor Option:

Some people are reluctant to take on the weighty responsibility of administering a loved one's Estate. If you have been named in a Will as the Primary Estate Executor and Trustee and you are looking for help in managing the Estate, let us take care of it for you.

From the first letters to financial institutions to distributing funds to beneficiaries, we can handle the entire Estate administration for you.

At Breithaupt Law, we pride ourselves on a fair and transparent fee structure. We provide worry-free service and have access to a wealth of other professionals, from accountants to realtors, who take the same approach. We will walk with you through every step of even the most complicated Estate. We don’t bill an Estate unless work is done, and if the Estate is quite modest – under $50,000.00 – probate and the associated legal fees may not be necessary. In that case, we will provide you with a go-forward strategy to administer the Estate yourself.

Call us for more details and to get an overview of the additional government filing fees ("estate/probate taxes").

* depending on complexity of Estate, plus HST.