A properly prepared Will allows you to:
It’s a good idea to review your Will regularly to decide if it needs to be updated to reflect things such as changes in family circumstances or changes in your wishes.
Your Will is an important document to have, but your estate plan should include your Will, an Enduring Power of Attorney and a Personal Directive.
Over 50% of Canadians don’t have a Will. If you die without a Will, the law - not you - will determine how to distribute your estate, which might not reflect your intentions and desires.
Your Will provides your family with a basic roadmap of what should occur when you die. Do you want to be cremated or buried? Should your organs be donated? Who do you want to handle your estate?