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Badly written wills may leave hard feelings in the family

Planning a well-rounded, legally sound estate goes a long way to keeping the peace in the family. By the same token, estate plans in British Columbia with wills that are poorly written and unclear may cause family angst that need not have happened, especially when there is a lot of stake. The last thing anyone would want to have happen is a family pulled apart because of a will.

Wills in British Columbia: Choosing the right guardian for kids

It's something parents never want to think about, yet must when doing what's best for their children. Choosing a guardian for minor children in the event of their deaths is a difficult, yet unconditionally loving thing British Columbia parents can do for their kids by way of their wills. Parents want their children to be raised by people they trust and love and who they believe will bring their children up in much the same way they would have done. 

Wills: When an executor can't be trusted

When naming people to act in authoritative positions in estate planning, no one is likely to choose someone he or she thinks can't be trusted. But, sometimes even the best laid plans go astray and some executors of wills in British Columbia may turn out to be less than honest. An executor is supposed to put the interests of the estate first, and when that doesn't happen, it can be particularly difficult for beneficiaries.

Many people in Canada admit they don't have wills

An Angus Reid poll this year shows that half of all Canadians don't have a will. People in British Columbia are busy living, and no one wants to think about being incapacitated or about their own deaths. Yet, wills are such an important component of an all-encompassing estate plan in Canada ,and taking the time to write one may save already grieving loved ones even more heartache.

The recourse to being left out of wills in British Columbia

Wills can stir up all kinds of emotions, and some of them are not very nice. When British Columbia residents who have expected to be named in wills find that they have been left out, there may be feelings of anger, hurt and resentment. But even though challenging a will can be costly and nerve-wracking, more Canadians are doing so. There is a chance of winning such litigation.

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