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Preparing Your Will
(Do You Have a Will?)

Most people don’t want to think about preparing a Will. However, illness, disability, or accidents can happen at any time and sometimes drastically change things in an instant. You may think “that won’t happen to me” or “I’ll deal with it later”.  However, life can sometimes be unpredictable. 

A well-thought-out Will and estate plan allows you to put your mind, and the minds of your loved ones, at ease. It does more than say who gets what when you’re gone. A Will needs to not only reflect your wishes for your estate, but ensure your executor can do their job. It therefore requires much more than simply filling in the blanks. 

GBC Law is here to help you work out your estate plan and design a Will that reflects your wishes and is customized to your needs and wishes, so that you can move forward with peace-of-mind. 

Let Us Help – Connect With Our Team

Disclaimer: Using our contact form does not create a lawyer-client relationship. This relationship is only formed once you have signed an agreement with us. Your submission through this form will be sent to us by email and is not secure. Please do not provide any confidential or time-sensitive information on this form.

Preparing Your Will

(Do You Have a Will?)

Most people don’t want to think about preparing a Will. However, illness, disability, or accidents can happen at any time and sometimes drastically change things in an instant. You may think “that won’t happen to me” or “I’ll deal with it later”.  However, life can sometimes be unpredictable. 

A well-thought-out Will and estate plan allows you to put your mind, and the minds of your loved ones, at ease. It does more than say who gets what when you’re gone. A Will needs to not only reflect your wishes for your estate, but ensure your executor can do their job. It therefore requires much more than simply filling in the blanks. 

GBC Law is here to help you work out your estate plan and design a Will that reflects your wishes and is customized to your needs and wishes, so that you can move forward with peace-of-mind. 

Let Us Help – Connect With Our Team

Disclaimer: Using our contact form does not create a lawyer-client relationship. This relationship is only formed once you have signed an agreement with us. Your submission through this form will be sent to us by email and is not secure. Please do not provide any confidential or time-sensitive information on this form.

Help Your Loved Ones Manage a Difficult Time

There is a significant cost to family members and loved ones when a Will has been prepared without an in-depth understanding of the Will-maker’s unique situation and specific wishes. Absent a Will altogether, the laws of British Columbia dictate the distribution of your assets, leaving you, and your family and loved ones, with no control over who receives what share of your estate. Put simply, not having a Will, or creating one without consulting a legal professional, can lead to disastrous consequences.

Avoid the risk of leaving your family and loved ones with unexpected financial burden, confusion and anguish at the expense of your estate. When you invest time and money in your Will today, you’re helping to ensure your post-mortem wishes are fulfilled in a cost-effective way.

GBC Law is here to provide guidance and navigation in Wills and Estate Planning. We’ll help you figure out what you want to do, advise you on your options, and determine the best way to achieve your goals.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Would your family or loved ones know what your wishes are should the worst happen? A Will is a legal document that sets out your wishes for the distribution of your assets and can include directions on the care of your minor children. 

A Will gives legal authority to your executor to deal with your estate in the way that you intend. Without a Will, the burden will fall on your family or loved ones to try to sift through the legal requirements of administering your estate. When there is no Will, it magnifies the complexities of an already difficult situation. 

As your legal advisors, GBC Law will help you understand your options and craft a Will that’s right for you.

Advice Tailored Specifically for You

You’ll find that we ask a lot of questions. This allows us to understand the big picture of your life and help you set your affairs in order. A high level of attention and care will ensure your wishes can be realistically accomplished, and help to reduce the risk of issues and challenges to your Will.

These are some questions that we might start with. If you’re not sure how to answer them, we’re here to walk you through it and create a plan together.

  • Tell us about your family dynamics.
  • Do you have a blended family?
  • Do you have complicated family relationships?
  • Do you know who you want to appoint as your executor?
  • Do you know who you want to appoint as your children’s guardians?
  • Do you want your children’s inheritance to be held in a trust until they are older?
  • What assets do you own and how are they structured?
  • Do you have property or a business?
  • Do you have assets in another country?
  • Do you wish to give any specific gifts to friends, family, or charity?
  • Do you have a beneficiary with an illness or disability?

GBC Law Helps You Plan Ahead for Your Loved Ones

Whether your situation is straightforward or complicated, messy, and confusing – we are here to help. To create your estate plan and Will, we can advise you on:

  • Understanding all the decisions that need to be made in your Will
  • Knowing what factors to consider when choosing an executor and/or guardians for your children
  • How to restructure your assets if needed so that your wishes can be fulfilled
  • How to reduce probate fees and taxes
  • How to avoid challenges to your will after death
  • Setting up trusts for future generations or disabled beneficiaries
  • How to make sure your Will and your overall estate plan work together

We can also assist you with:

  • Preparing a Representation Agreement to ensure your family/loved ones will be able to help manage your health care if you become incapable 
  • Preparing a Power of Attorney to ensure your family/loved ones will be able to help manage your finances if you become incapable 

Let’s Get to Know Each Other and Find the Right Legal Advisor for You

Disclaimer: Using our contact form does not create a lawyer-client relationship. This relationship is only formed once you have signed an agreement with us. Your submission through this form will be sent to us by email and is not secure. Please do not provide any confidential or time-sensitive information on this form.

Whether your situation is straightforward or complicated, messy, and confusing – we are here to help. To create your estate plan and Will, we can advise you on:

  • Understanding all the decisions that need to be made in your Will
  • Knowing what factors to consider when choosing an executor and/or guardians for your children
  • How to restructure your assets if needed so that your wishes can be fulfilled
  • How to reduce probate fees and taxes
  • How to avoid challenges to your will after death
  • Setting up trusts for future generations or disabled beneficiaries
  • How to make sure your Will and your overall estate plan work together

 

We can also assist you with:

  • Preparing a Representation Agreement to ensure your family/loved ones will be able to help manage your health care if you become incapable 
  • Preparing a Power of Attorney to ensure your family/loved ones will be able to help manage your finances if you become incapable 

Let’s Get to Know Each Other and Find the Right Legal Advisor for You

Disclaimer: Using our contact form does not create a lawyer-client relationship. This relationship is only formed once you have signed an agreement with us. Your submission through this form will be sent to us by email and is not secure. Please do not provide any confidential or time-sensitive information on this form.

Gain Peace of Mind to Move Forward Without Worry

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