Modern families come in many different forms. One parent, two parents, extended family, with kids and without. No matter what members make up your family, they need—and deserve—financial protection.
Despite the fact that only half of the adult population of British Columbia have wills in place, this is one of the most important things you can do to financially safeguard your family.
If you have a spouse or dependents, or if you own property including real estate, vehicles or other assets, you should have a will.
Wills are a tool used to determine who you want to care for your minor children, and what you wish to happen with your assets and estate in the event that you die prematurely or become incapacitated by illness or injury.
We know, this seems unlikely and frankly, who wants to think about it? But it’s our job as Notaries Public to think about it, and we all too often see the consequences of not making these provisions.
If you don’t have a will, the court system will intervene and appoint an executor of your estate. The law will then decide who is entitled to your estate. This process can be time-consuming and trying on family members; it can also be expensive.
A will allows you to name a guardian for your children, choose an executor for your estate, and decide how to distribute your assets.
We believe in a will for every family here at Simpson Notaries. And we can help you get your will started today.