If your will was prepared by a lawyer, finding a place to store it isn’t a problem because lawyers are happy to do that for their clients. But when you make a will yourself you don’t have that option.
Some people think the probate court or a government office should store it for them because a will is an important legal document. Unfortunately, this is a service they do not provide, so you are on your own. Continue reading
Writing your will starts with choosing the right executor. After all, it’s your executor’s job to find all your assets, pay all your debts, and distribute what’s left to your beneficiaries to your will. This sounds easy, but unless you have been an executor you do not know what an executor’s job really involves. So who should be your executor? As Tom Carter states in Write Your Legal Will in 3 East Steps, the best way to answer this question is to start with another question, “What does an executor do?” Continue reading
If you are the executor or administrator of an estate, taking account of the assets of a recently deceased loved one can get very complicated. Moving residences prior to death or incomplete financial records can mean hidden assets where you, as the executor, might not expect them.
If you die without a will, your loved ones may face complicated and expensive legal issues … all at a time of grief. Now, you can protect your loved ones by writing your own will. It’s legal and easy, plus you avoid expensive lawyers’ fees.
Write Your Legal Will in 3 Easy Steps from Self-Counsel Press has everything you need to write your will. Written by a Canadian Lawyer, it comes complete with step-by-step instructions, forms, and a CD-ROM for only $24.95.
Why You Need a Will
It is important that you make a will for the following reasons:
- To ensure that your bequests (gifts) are passed on to the people you wish to leave them to
- To avoid leaving your relatives with costly paperwork and lawsuits after your death
- To allow you to choose who would be your children’s adoptive parents or guardians
- To prevent your estate from going to the provincial government
Organ and tissue donation saves lives. Did you know that one donor can save up to 8 lives and enhance as many as 75 more? Organ and/or tissue transplants make an enormous difference to people whose very lives may depend on the transplants. Continue reading