British Columbia’s attorney general is encouraging people to make a will, especially because most residents with dependent children do not have one.
David Eby says that’s the reason the province has proclaimed the upcoming week as Make a Will Week.
He says in a release that people without a will would have their estate distributed according to the law, not necessarily how they would have wished.
Eby says important decisions such as who would raise children are part of a will, and not having that legal document may lead to potentially time-consuming and costly court action.
A will can be written using a kit, but Eby says a notary or lawyer may be required, depending on certain situations.
People whose circumstances have changed, including a marriage, birth of a child or purchase of a home, are also encouraged to update their wills.
The Canadian Press