Melanie R. Giroux - Barrister, Solicitor and Notary Public
SERVICES AND PRICES

All fees are based on simple documents.  

Additional fees may be applicable and such fees are described below.

Estate planning sessions include discussions about probate.  However, income and capital gain tax planning is NOT INCLUDED.  Such a service should be sought from a tax planning professional.   

Services other than consultations include up to 3 appointments if necessary.  Often, only two appointments are necessary.   

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 prepare and send the package.
  

Services

What is included in the service
Price
Will for an individual
One (1) will for one person, includes an estate planning session.
$450 + hst
Wills for a couple
Two (2) wills and an estate planning session.
$750 + hst
Will and powers of attorney package for an individual

One (1) will for one person, one (1) continuing power of attorney for property and one (1) power of attorney for personal care.  Also included is an estate planning session.

$625 + hst

Will and powers of attorney package for a couple

Two (2) wills, two (2) continuing powers of attorney for property and two (2) powers of attorney for personal care.  Also included is an estate planning session.
$1,100 + hst
Power of attorney
One (1) power of attorney.  This includes a discussion about the document.
$225 + hst
Power of attorney package
Two (2) powers of attorney and a discussion about the documents, the two documents included are the continuing power of attorney for property and the power of attorney for personal care.
$350 + hst
Power of attorney package for a couple
Four (4) powers of attorney and a discussion about the documents, the four documents included are two (2) continuing powers of attorney for property and two (2) power of attorney for personal care.
$450 + hst
Addition of a Henson Trust in a will
One (1) Henson Trust included in a will and discussions with respect to estate planning when a beneficiary is a recipient of ODSP.
$250 + hst
Miscellaneous Trusts
This can include the addition of a spousal trust, a cottage and/or residence trust or any other trust (other than for minor beneficiaries)
Starting at $225 + hst.  The fee will be based on the complexity of the trusts.
Estate Planning Consultation
One appointment to discuss estate planning when I have NOT been retained to draft the will and/or powers of attorney. Such an appointment can last up to 1.5 hours and a written summary of the meeting will be provided.
 $250 + hst
Naming an Institutional Estate Trustee
Includes communication with the trust company or institutional trustee.
 $100 + hst