Half of BC Adults Do Not Have a Will, according to a BC Notaries’ Poll. Only 51% of British Columbians have a current and legal Will, according to a province-wide poll conducted by the Mustel Group for The Society of Notaries Public of BC.
Wills are a critical tool for outlining one’s wishes for the distribution of assets, guardianship of minor children, and the designation of an Executor who takes care of administering the estate. Without a Will, the Court will determine who will be the Executor, and the law will decide who is entitled to the estate.
Who should have a Will?
Any adult in B.C. who owns property including real estate, vehicles or other assets; has a dependent spouse or children, and wishes to have someone they know and trust take care of their estate after their death.