October 4-10, 2020, is Make-a-Will Week in BC. Its purpose is to encourage the public to write their will or bring an existing will up-to-date.
Making a will is now even easier following recent legislative changes that allow people who are in different locations to use technology to sign and witness a will. The changes will also soon give electronic wills the same recognition as physical wills.  A will is the best way to ensure that the people, charities and organizations you cherish most receive the benefit of your estate.
If you die without a will, your estate may not be distributed in the way you would have wished and the costs of administering your estate may also be higher.
Having a will helps ensure that important questions for parents – like who will raise your young children if both you and your spouse die – are answered.
The cost to have a will written depends on the complexity of your situation. Ask a notary or lawyer for an estimate. If your situation is straightforward, you may be able to write your own will using a kit from a store or an online service provider. However, obtaining the assistance of a professional is always a good idea.