What is make a Will week?
“Make a Will Week” is a week-long awareness campaign that encourages people to create or update their Wills. It is typically sponsored by legal organizations, estate planning professionals, and other groups that promote the importance of estate planning. There are several of these events that take place across North America.
During “Make a Will Week,” participants are encouraged to learn more about the estate planning process, including the various legal and financial considerations that should be taken into account when creating a will. This may include working with an attorney or other professional to develop a comprehensive estate plan that addresses issues such as inheritance, guardianship, and end-of-life care.
The goal of “Make a Will Week” is to raise awareness about the importance of having a will and other estate planning documents in place, and to encourage people to take proactive steps to protect their assets and provide for their loved ones in the event of their death. By taking the time to create a will, individuals can ensure that their wishes are carried out and that their assets are distributed according to their wishes.
The government of British Columbia recently announced a “Make your Will week” running from April 10 to April 16th. The government emphasizing the importance of individuals creating your own Will should not be lost on people who procrastinate on making their Last Will and Testament.
It’s always best to have a Last Will and Testament under any circumstances, but if you already have one, you may want to consider making changes to your Will during these particular times:
When you are considering moving to a new province or territory;
When you are either expecting or have just had a child;
Any particular time when major life circumstances change.