The Provincial Government has named April 7-13 ‘Make a Will Week’, in an effort to show British Columbians that it is, “easier than you think to provide for the people and charities you care about”. To support this idea, the Government has set up a dedicated webpage that shares facts and resources designed to encourage and assist British Columbians in setting up a will.
From the Provincial Government:
“April 7-13, 2019, is Make-a-Will Week in British Columbia. Its purpose is to encourage the public to write their will or bring an existing will up-to-date.
If you don’t have a will, you’re not alone. According to a 2014 report for BC Notaries, just 55 percent of British Columbians have a signed, legally valid and up-to-date will.
A will is the best way to ensure that the people, charities, and organizations you cherish most receive the benefit of your estate.
If you die without a will, your estate may not be distributed in the way you would have wished and the costs of administering your estate may also be higher.
Having a will helps ensure that important questions for parents – like who will raise your young children if both you and your spouse die – are answered.”
To view the Make a Will Week page on the Government of British Columbia’s website, click here.
Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning for People with Disabilities and their Families:
Becoming well-informed about wills, trusts and estate planning is necessary to secure the financial future of your loved one with a disability. Here at Plan Institute, we conduct Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning Workshops and Webinars that will provide you with information on how to arrange your estate, prepare a will, and the various ins and outs of setting up a trust specifically for your relative or loved one with a disability.
In-house sessions are held at the Plan Institute office in Vancouver at 312 Main Street. Click your preferred date to register!
Our NEW Webinar sessions allow British Columbians to access Plan Institute’s highly successful Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning Workshop online. Click your preferred date to register!