Wills and Estates
Wills are a critical tool for outlining wishes for the distribution of assets, guardianship of minor children, and the designation of an executor who takes care of administering the estate. By not having a will, you lose control over who gets how much of your estate. You also give up the right to appoint a guardian of your choice for any young children you have.
A November 2010 survey found that only 51% of adults in BC have a Will. Without a Will, the Court determines who the executor will be, and the law decides who is entitled to the estate.
Making a will involves much more than just signing a document. It involves reviewing your potential estate and planning to minimize the costs of probating and administering your estate. Our office will assist you in reviewing your entire estate in detail, and making sure that your will takes care of both you and your family.
Who Should Have a Will?
Adults in BC who:
- Own property, including real estate, vehicles, or other assets;
- have a dependent spouse or children; and
- wish to have someone they know and trust take care of their estate after their death.
Call us today at 604.682.8988 to learn more about how a will can help protect your interests.