Just as you can pre-plan your funeral, you can pre-plan what happens to your estate after you die. That is the purpose of a will. Without a will your loved ones may not receive what you would have liked them to. It can also take a long time for the estate to be settled.
You pre-arrange your funeral so that your wishes will be honoured, and your loved ones won’t have to stress over the planning details. Same goes for your estate. With a will you can divide your assets up as you please and appoint an executor to ensure that everything happens as you intended.
As you get older naturally start thinking about the end of your life. As morbid as that may sound, it’s completely normal. Having a will doesn’t mean you’re ready to die, it simply means you’re prepared.
Visit a lawyer who specializes in estates and wills and begin the process.
Update your Will
You might have already written a will a while ago – which is great. However, if you’ve been through any major life changes since you last wrote your will, it may need to be updated.
If you remarry, for example, you will require a new will. You may also need to add or remove beneficiaries for various reasons that are personal to you. These are your wishes, and you need to be precise.
There are plenty of experienced lawyers in the York Region who can help you. The team at Chapel Ridge Funeral Home and Cremation Centre is available to help as well. We have many resources available, so feel free to call us.