Looking for a new will or estate plan? Michael Hetherington can plan your legacy and reduce future costs. Estate planning is more than just a will. It involves the naming of beneficiaries, appointing an executor or trustee, and planning in advance to reduce fees. Michael Hetherington can take you through the steps to appointing a power of attorney and drawing up a representation agreement. When you come in to make a Will, we take the time to review your situation so that we can create a proper estate plan for you.
No matter what stage you may be at in life, always plan for the unexpected by keeping your will and estate documents up-to-date. If you’ve recently married, had a child, or are preparing to retire, each of these represents a major change in your life that also requires corresponding changes to your will and estate plans. Michael Hetherington has the skills and experience to execute your will and estate no matter your circumstances.
Michael Hetherington advises clients about wills, estate planning, estate administration, probate, trust law, and related matters. Having restricted his practice to this area of the law has allowed Michael to become very knowledgeable and efficient. And although he is not specifically a tax lawyer, he has a thorough understanding of the impact of tax law on estate planning. You will find Michael to be caring and friendly, and he makes house calls if requested. He holds degrees from Queen’s University, the University of British Columbia, and the London School of Economics.
Mary-Ann has worked in law since 1980. Her career started as a legal secretary for the Crown Counsel of British Columbia and finding that was not a great fit decided to pursue other areas of law. She was fortunate to work for a large downtown law firm and became a Para Legal in the area of Conveyance, Corporate and Commercial Law. After a time at home to raise her three daughters she decided to venture back to the world. Brushing up on her knowledge Mary-Ann settled on the area of Wills and Estates. She has a calm, compassionate approach to her work and feels this fits well with this area of law. She is fortunate to work part time in West Vancouver for Michael as his assistant. Mary-Ann has always lived in North Vancouver. She enjoys spending family time with her husband and three grown daughters.