April 8 -14 is Make a Will Week in BC! Did you know that just over half of the BC population do NOT have a valid and legally enforceable will1? Make a Will Week is a BC Government Initiative to encourage people to … you guessed it… make a will!
If you don’t have a will your estate may not be distributed in accordance with your wishes. This can be a cause of great stress, cost, time and can be the cause of family disputes in a time when the focus should be on celebrating a loved one’s life. If you are thinking about making a will for the first time, we recommend checking out our blog post “When Should You Make a Will?”, which can be found at: http://touchstonelawgroup.com/kelowna-lawyers/make-will/
Even if you have a will, it is equally as important to keep your will up to date, as your wishes may have changed since the creation of your existing will. Do you still want to leave your assets to your partner’s cat Whiskers? Or have you had kids now or you and Whiskers had a falling out? Do you want your ashes spread across the Pacific Ocean on the 1st Equinox of the year? Would you like to leave your Mother in Law your old beat up 1985 VW Jetta? Well, good news, Touchstone Law Group LLP is offering a 10% discount for initial estate planning appointments made during Make A Will Week.
However simple or complex your wishes may be, we are here to help. If you are interested in learning more about making a will or how to structure your estate plan, please feel free to contact one of our lawyers practicing in the area of estate planning and estate administration. We would be happy to provide you with our estate planning questionnaire to get the ball rolling.
This information is general in nature only. You should consult a lawyer before acting on any of this information. This information should not be considered as legal advice. To learn more about your legal needs, please contact our office at (250)448-2637 or any of our lawyers practicing in the area of estate planning and estate administration at the following:Jennette Vopicka: firstname.lastname@example.org Danielle (Dani) Brito: email@example.com Jane Otterstrom: firstname.lastname@example.org
1 According to a 2014 BC poll conducted by Mustel Group for The Society of Notaries Public of BC