What happens to my children if I don’t have a will?

What happens to my children if I don’t have a will?

In Canada, if you die without a Will you are considered to have died “intestate.” Simply put, this means that your provincial government decides how your assets will be divided—and not you.

With a properly constructed Will…

  • You decide who the beneficiaries of your estate are and the portions they are to receive.
  • You ensure your children are taken care of by the people you trust to look after them.
  • You ensure the Lord’s work is supported and leave a legacy of giving.
  • You can avoid costly litigation and disputes which use up more of your resources.

Without a will you are leaving those decisions in the hands of the government. That’s why it’s so important to have a properly constructed will.  Contact us to get your estate planning started.

If you die without a Will you may lose control over what happens to your children, money and assets.


Disclaimer: This article provides information only and is not intended to confer legal advice or opinion. If you have any further questions please consult a lawyer. Please note as well that many of the statements herein are general principles which may vary on a case by case basis.