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Besides wills, what estate planning documents should be prepared?

No one wants to leave his or her family in a challenging predicament when he or she passes away. Deciding where assets will go and how affairs will be handled after death is important for British Columbia adults. Just as important as making these decisions is documenting them in ways that are comprehensive, comprehensible and legally sound. This involves the drafting of documents, particularly wills.

Life events that mean it's time to take another look at wills

Most people understand the need to prepare legal documents to share end-of-life decisions, and to prepare for the distribution of their wealth after that. But, preparing a will is only the first step. British Columbia individuals and families should also take a look at wills and other plans to reaffirm details and make critical changes at key points in life.

Common items people forget when drafting their wills

There are many obvious items to consider when estate planning, such as the fate of the family home or the guardianship of children. But, some of the most important things may not be as obvious. British Columbia planners should consider these commonly forgotten items when drafting their wills.

The importance of revisiting wills when you remarry

When marriages end, chances are that one or both parties will move on to other partners. Statistically, two-thirds of divorcees between 55 and 64 told Pew Research they had remarried in a 2013 study. British Columbia individuals giving marriage another shot have several financial considerations to keep in mind, especially those who have accumulated wealth in between their marriages. One of the main things to consider is the details within wills.

Should funeral plans be considered when preparing wills?

Thorough, informed and legally sound plans for the future can make it far easier for families to move forward when a loved one passes away. Preparing wills, compiling essential information and sharing end-of-life wishes may seem morbid, but British Columbia families who take these steps can reduce a lot of stress when the time comes. Funeral plans can be helpful to include in this process, especially if there are particular wishes loved ones should consider.

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