Preparing or updating your Will and developing a plan for your estate, are two of the most important things you will ever do to help protect your familiy and your legacy.
Approxiatmatley 1/3 of Canadian hosueholds are not protected by a Will. What is commonly misunderstood is that a will does not only protect families and legacies, such estate planning is an essential part of a complete financial plan.
You spend your lifetime working hard to provide and protect the ones you love. Don't let the government control your estate. Ensure that your wishes are paramount and your loved ones provided for. Your will directs and instructs how your property and assets are to be distributed along with other important matters you wish to control, even when you are no longer here.
Without a Will, your estate (upon death) remains unadministered until either the government or a person (not likely someone you would chose) is appointed as estate trustee to look after your assets. This may result in delays, further expenses and/or other complications.
What most people do not realize in that, in addition to protecting your familiy and legacy, estate planning is an essential part of a complete financial plan.