Why prepare a will

Myth or fact?

Your estate goes to the government if you die without a will.
  • Myth
  • Fact

A will is a legal document that sets out what will happen after you die to (most of) your property and any minor children. While not everyone needs a will, most people do. Preparing a will can ensure those you leave behind are looked after, and that the things you own go to the people you want. And it can help achieve fairness, accuracy, and peace of mind all around. 

Six reasons to prepare a will

The next step

Decided to make a will? Learn the steps involved in preparing one.  

  • This information applies to British Columbia, Canada
  • Reviewed for legal accuracy in May 2021
  • Time to read: 5 minutes

Reviewed for legal accuracy by

Kevin Smith, Retired lawyer and consultant

Kevin Smith

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