Wills and Estates

We went to the effort of writing some articles that we thought might be helpful.

Don’t forget that we are not lawyers. Wills Estate is not a law firm and does not provide legal advice. Legal advice should be sought from a law firm. 

What is probate?

Probate is a legal process that can help validate a will. If you think you might need probate, Will recommends going to a law firm and seeking legal advice from a lawyer.

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What is a beneficiary?

Beneficiaries or a beneficiary are the lucky ducks who receive the contents of the estate. There can be many beneficiaries in a will.

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What is an executor?

An executor is a person nominated by the deceased to distribute the estate upon their death. The main responsibility of the executor is to carry out the wishes of the deceased based on instructions included in the will. An executor of a will can be an honourable role....

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What if I die without a will?

In the event of your passing, what would happen if you didn't have a will?  Normally it isn't the end of the world even though we're discussing the end of your world. It should be logical for people to figure out. At the end of the day, even the best wills can be...

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What happens when someone dies?

In the event of someone's passing, a will may be the best thing they leave behind. Often it can be tricky to find the will if it's not obvious as to whom may have it or where they may have left it. Once the will has been found then we are ready to rock and roll and...

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What is a will?

A will is a legal document that generally includes the wishes of your estate in the event of your passing. Normally, they include an executor whose responsibility is to divide the estate per the will's instructions. Wills can include pets, children, gifts, charities,...

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