Russ Johnston

Vice President and Senior Private Banker | CFP, FEA

Tel: 604-665-7458
Tel: 604-351-8550

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BMO Private Wealth
595 Burrard St
9th Floor
PO Box 49500
Vancouver, BC
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Will and Estate Planning

Will and Estate Planning

The Mighty Power of Attorney for property

A comprehensive estate plan addresses important issues related to your property that impact you and your family throughout your lifetime, as well as after your death. Such comprehensive planning includes addressing your potential incapacity during your lifetime. The granting of authority to someone else to manage all of your financial affairs, and property worldwide, while you are unable to make decisions regarding the management of your property and financial affairs, is critical related to your property and financial affairs.

“Letter of Wishes” for Wills and Discretionary Trusts

This article will discuss the role that a “Letter of Wishes” (or “Precatory Memorandum”) can play in providing guidance to the executor of a Will or trustee of a discretionary trust.

Estate Information Organizer

The BMO Wealth Management Estate Information Organizer is designed to help your family, executor (referred to as a “liquidator” in Quebec),or Power of Attorney for Property (referred to as a “mandatory” in Quebec) locate all of your important documents and other information needed to administer your estate or act as your Power of Attorney for Property. Using this resource, you can specify where documents or accounts are located, identify appropriate contacts and provide security access details for your online accounts. The Estate Information Organizer can be invaluable in helping to ensure that nothing is overlooked in the administration of your estate.

Executor Task List

Executors are responsible for a variety of tasks ranging from funeral arrangements to filing income tax returns with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), to the final distribution of estate assets. If you are appointed Executor, our Task List will provide you with some guidance by describing the types of duties you will be required to perform.

Top ten Reasons for choosing a corporate Executor

The demands of being an Executor, along with the potential for personal liability, can be overwhelming. Depending on your circumstances and the complexity of your estate, you may want to use the services of a Corporate Executor.

BMO Letter of Wishes

This article will discuss the role that a “Letter of Wishes” (or “Precatory Memorandum”) can play in providing guidance to the executor of a Will or trustee of a discretionary trust.