Wills and Estates

Preparing Your Will and Estate at Winnipeg’s Harrison Law Office

If you’ve been putting off the writing of a will, you’re not alone. According to a recent survey, more than half of all Canadians don’t have a will because they:

  • Don’t know how to go about creating a will
  • Think they’re too young to have a will
  • Don’t want to think about end-of-life issues

John Harrison and Mary “Lesley” Heinrichs are experienced wills and estates lawyers in Winnipeg who can help you write a will that clearly spells out your wishes regarding beneficiaries, guardians for your children and the administration of your estate.

What Happens If You Don’t Have a Will

If you have not delineated your wishes in a will, and you die intestate, matters can become more complicated than if you had made a will – and, almost inevitably, this means that extra costs may well be incurred by the estate (the Court may well require a bond and/or sureties). This can also create delays in the settlement of your affairs, stress for your family as they await the results and family conflicts, if those results are not perceived to be in line with wishes you may have previously expressed.

Talk to a Wills and Estates Lawyer

Yes, there are DIY will kits that you could use to create a will. While these may be useful for a person with some knowledge of the law or some experience with wills, they may not result in a document that meets all the legal requirements of a last will and testament. Give yourself the peace of mind that comes from consulting with an experienced wills and estates lawyer who can help:

  • Walk you through the legal requirements of creating a will
  • Make appropriate arrangements for the care of dependents

Already Have a Will?

If you already have a will, but have not looked at it in a while, visit the Harrison Law Office and let us review it to make sure that it takes into account current assets and life changes, such as marriage, parenthood or divorce. It may also be worthwhile to discuss power of attorney and personal directives with your legal counselor.

The lawyers at the Winnipeg law office of John Harrison and Mary Heinrichs will help make the drafting of your will and the planning of your estate as painless and straightforward as possible. Make your appointment today: it’s a small investment in your peace of mind and the security of your family.

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