It is a very common misconception that people should write a Will just before they die. Many people feel that you should think about your Will at the time you start to contemplate death. Don't be surprised when you tell people that you have written your Last Will and Testament, that they respond with concern; "are you okay?" "why do you think you're going to die?". The reality of course is that every adult should have a Will as part of their financial plan. None of us know when our Will is going to come into effect, and hopefully it will be decades into the future. But a Last Will and Testament isn't written just once in a lifetime, it should be written when we are young, and updated throughout our lives when circumstances change.
In fact, one of the most important life stages that demands a Will, is when you have had children.
Two of the most important roles of a Last Will and Testament is naming a Tutor for your children (known as a personal guardian throughout the rest of Canada), and creating a Trust for your children.
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