A Will is an essential tool for outlining your wishes for the distribution
of your property, appointing guardians for your minor children, and choosing
an Executor who handles the division of your estate after you die.
If you pass away without a Will, the Court determines who will be your Executor,
and the laws of British Columbia determine who receives your property based
on a schedule set in legislation.
Do I need a Will?
Yes, anyone over the age of 19 in British Columbia who owns property should
have a Will. Property can include real estate, vehicles, investment, bank
account, personal items or any other assets. British Columbians who have
children also need a Will so they can choose someone they trust to care for
their children after their death.
An executor is responsible for administering your estate, arranging your
funeral, proving the will, liquidating the estate, paying debts,
distributing assets as the will directs, and many other duties.