Do I Need a Will?
If you are like most folks, you likely don’t think that you need to have a will.
This may be even more the case if you are single, have no children or have few assets. And, of course, none of us, especially if we are relatively young, want to think of the possibility of our death.
However, there are problems associated with this situation.
What if you are incapacitated and unable to make decisions as opposed to dying outright?
Do you really want the doctors or government officials making decisions for you?
Do you want what assets you do have, no matter how small or large, distributed according to some government plan or outright confiscated?
A will, together with a Power of Attorney and a Representation Agreement (Living Will) allows you to maintain control of your future. It gives you the peace of mind to know that, if something tragic happens to you, your wishes will be respected.
Doing a will with a lawyer is simple and inexpensive.
If you already have a will but it is more than five years old, you need to have it reviewed as it may no longer offer you the protection that you want.
For a consultation about a will, call Steve Ballard at Cowley & Company at 604-583-3000