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What is a Will?
A Will is the legal document that allows you to provide your instructions for what you want to happen when you’re no longer here. It is formally called a “Last Will and Testament”.
What happens if I die without a Will?
If you don’t have a Will when you die, it’s called dying “intestate”. It means that you won’t get a say in important decisions like how your assets will be distributed or who gets to be in charge of the process.
Instead, your assets would be distributed according to the default rules of the province where you live, and the courts will determine who manages your affairs. If you don’t have a Will, it won’t matter what you would have wanted to happen.
Do I need a lawyer to make my Will?
There is no legal requirement to have a lawyer prepare your Will. However, legal advice can be helpful, particularly in more complicated situations such as:
- If you wish to exclude a spouse or child from your Will
- If you are in a second marriage
- If you have a child with a disability who is receiving government benefits
- If you have significant assets outside of Canada
What information do I need to gather before I start?
Surprisingly, not much. You don’t need to make a list of the things you own, calculate how much money you have, or gather information about your bank accounts.
You’ll need to know details about your family members and be prepared to make some decisions about who you want to name as guardians for any minor children or pets, how you want to distribute your assets, and who will be in charge of managing your affairs.