Melanie R. Giroux - Barrister, Solicitor and Notary Public

  • The fees below are based on non-contentious, straightforward matters.  We reserve the right to adjust the fees according to the complexity of the matter.  

  • Estate administration services DO NOT INCLUDE taxation advice for the estate or generally.  Such advice should be sought from a tax professional.   

  • There are no fees for photocopies or telephone calls.   A $20.00 fee is applicable when clients request that documents are sent by mail as opposed to email.  The fee is necessary to cover the costs of sending the package (so that it can be tracked) and the additional time needed to send the package.

Service
Included in the service
Price
Probate Application With a Will (Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee With a Will)
Includes the preparation of the application and the filing of the application.  A discussion about what should be included in the valuation of the estate is included.  

The fee is based on a straightforward matter where all the necessary technical requirements of the will met.

$1,500.00 + hst


Probate Application Without A Will (Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee Without a Will)
Includes the preparation of the application and the filing of the application.  A discussion about what should be included in the valuation of the estate is included.  

  
$2,000 + hst
Consultation with respect to the administration of an estate
Includes one appointment that can last up to 1.5 hours.  Estate administration in general is discussed as well as specific estate administration strategies.  A written summary of the discussion will be provided.
$200 + hst
Survivorship Application 

This is to remove the name of a deceased person from title to real property owned as a joint tenant with another living person or persons.
This includes the document preparation, submission of the documents, initial search fees and the registration fees.

It DOES NOT INCLUDE an opinion on title.
  $700 + hst
Obtaining an Affidavit of Execution from a witness to the execution of the will or an alternative to the affidavit.
This service can vary.  It can include attempts to locate a witness, communication with the witness and attending to have an affidavit commissioned.
The fees will vary for this service.