We welcome all questions and look forward to assisting you with your Family Law, Real Estate, Wills and Estates, Corporate/Commercial, and Notary needs. Please feel free to contact us with any inquiries you may have.
Regular Office Hours
Monday - Friday 9:30 am to 6 pm
EVENING AND WEEKEND APPOINTMENTS ARE AVAILABLE.
Our main office location is:
242 Kerr Street, Unit 2
Oakville, ON L6K 3B2
Tel: (905) 290-1965
Fax: (905) 257-8065
Our other locations at the following addresses are by appointment only.
1200 Speers Rd., Unit 22 (West of Dorval)
Oakville, ON L6L 2X4
55 Village Centre Place, Suite 200
Mississauga, Ontario L4Z 1V9
3029 Bloor Street West (at Royal York Road)
Toronto, ON M8X 1C5
2 County Court Blvd., Suite 400
Brampton, ON L6W 3W8
Family Law (including collaborative law and lawyer assisted mediation/arbitration) and Family law Litigation/Trial.
We specialize in all aspects of Real Estate, including Residential Purchases and Sales, Transfers of Title, and Refinancing. We also handle purchases and sales of Commercial Real Estate.
Wills should be updated, and possibly changed, periodically throughout your lifetime in accordance with your circumstances. We are pleased to answer any questions you may have, assist you with your estate planning, and prepare your Wills and Powers of Attorney.
We provide business services with respect to Incorporation. We also provide legal services related to Purchases and Sales of Commercial Real Estate, and Business Assets. Additionally, we review and prepare Commercial Leases.
At Nachla Law Office, we provide many other services, not necessarily detailed here in our web site, or below. These services include:
- Notaries/Commissions of Oaths
- Independent Legal Advice (in various areas of law)
- Invitation Letters (for Visitors Visa to visit Canada)
- Opinion Letters for Foreign Divorce
- Promissory Notes
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Our Community and COVID-19: Safety, Support and Physical Distancing
Our Oakville office is open for business, and we continue to accept new clients.
We understand this is an unprecedented time for everyone. We are doing everything possible to ensure you can keep counting on Nachla Law Office to maintain the level of legal services you rely on, while keeping you and our team members safe. Our mission remains to serve our clients. During our business hours we will have only 2 to 3 team members in the office at a time, and are mindful of physical distancing. Our remaining team members are working remotely.
In an effort to do our part and limit the spread of COVID-19, Nachla Law Office will be meeting clients virtually rather than in person either by video conference or teleconference.
If you must come in to the office, we are welcoming one client at a time for Notaries and Will/Powers of Attorney signings by appointment only.
The following safety measures are in effect:
· We practice physical distancing
· We have shifted to working remotely for all non-essential team members
· Lawyers and support team members working on your matter will be available by email and phone
· In-person meetings or teleconferences can be arranged on a case by case basis by contacting the office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We kindly ask that you do not attend our office if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough and shortness of breath, you have travelled outside Canada in the last 14 days or you know or suspect that you have been in close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or who has travelled outside of Canada.
Thank you and keep safe!
Nachla Law Office
WILLS & ESTATES, POWERS OF ATTORNEY
Nachla Law Office takes an educational approach to Wills, Powers of Attorney and Probates, all of which are FLAT FEE SERVICES. Because we believe in the importance of Estate Planning, Wills and Powers of Attorney, we offer very competitive rates well below market rates to make these legal services accessible and affordable. Wills, Powers of Attorney, Probates and even Secondary Wills are all FLAT FEE SERVICES at Nachla Law Office. Please call/email us today to receive our Wills and Estates FLAT FEE SHEET.
Wills should be updated, and possibly changed, periodically throughout your lifetime in accordance with your circumstances. For instance, your Will is voided if you Marry or Divorce, and so any change in your spousal status requires that you make a new Will.
Probate is the procedure by which the Trustee(s) or Executor(s) that you have named in your Will is given a Certificate by the Estates Office that enables him or her to administer your Will. The term Probate is still used, however, in actuality it is now called a Certificate of Appointment of an Estate Trustee with a Will, or a Certificate of Appointment of an Estate Trustee Without a Will.
What happens if I should die and I did not make a Will?
Should you die without a Will (Intestate), probate procedures are more complicated, and the distribution of your assets according to Legislation, may not be what you want. A lack of a Will may cause inter-family strife as family members argue about your intentions, which were not set out in writing. Often the greatest cause of concern is that there is no Guardian named for the children, and you have not personally chosen the person that Will manage the funds for your minor children after your death.
Powers of Attorney
There are 2 types of Powers of Attorney, both equally important:
Powers of Attorney are just as important as the Will, and it has become the norm for people to have a Wills Package, that includes the two Powers of Attorney.
Generally, a Power of Attorney is a document in which you name person(s) to act on your behalf in case you lose legal capacity to deal with your own affairs. Powers of Attorney give the person(s) named the right to do everything you can do, in your place, except make a Will.
Continuing Power of Attorney for Property
The Continuing Power of Attorney for Property deals with the management of all assets and debts in the Province of Ontario that are registered or held in your name.
Although there is some risk of abuse of power, that risk is small compared to the risk involved if you lose your ability to deal with your own affairs through illness or accident.
Continuing Power of Attorney for Personal Care
This is also often called "Living Will." In the Continuing Power of Attorney for Personal Care, you state who can make decisions affecting your health and personal care if you are incapable of doing so. That can include giving or withholding consent to medical treatment.
Often, people make a Continuing Power of Attorney for Personal Care for the specific reason that they feel strongly they do not want heroic measures if there is no hope for recovery from a vegetative or dying state. If this is your concern, it is wise to document your wishes in a Continuing Power of Attorney for Personal Care, if for no other reason than to ease the guilt of your loved ones should this issue arise.
What if I should become incapacitated and I do not have any Powers of Attorney?
If you should become incapacitated or otherwise unable to manage your affairs, and you do not have any Continuing Powers of Attorney, the Ministry of the Attorney General for Ontario has a department, namely the Public Guardian and Trustee, that will take over the management of your affairs even though you may be married and have close family. There are lengthy procedures to allow for the Public Guardian and Trustee to appoint one or more people to manage your affairs, however, this may not be the person(s) that you would have chosen. There may be inter-family conflict about who should act as your Attorney. Generally, having the Government step in and manage your affairs costs money, because the government charges for the management services.