We all want our executors to have an easy time settling our estate when the time comes. Understanding this I work with my clients to first clear up the roadblocks that make estates complicated. One, often unnecessary, tax in Ontario is probate fees. Probate fees can erode thousands of dollars from an otherwise simple estate. There are ways that we can bypass probate fees by naming beneficiaries and making sure the assets pass outside your estate. I can explain how probate fees work and what you can do to avoid them. Ask us.