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What Happens If You Die Without a Will

The laws in Ontario are complex and provide a number of potential outcomes as to what happens with a person’s property after they pass away, especially if that person did not leave specific instructions regarding that property, or who is to take care of that property.   Similarly, a person’s final wishes may not necessarily coincide with what the legislation entitles their loved ones to in terms of their care, financial support, and other needs.

As the embedded video states, more than 65 per cent of Canadians do not have a will.  If you die intestate (without a will) your assets will be distributed in accordance with legislation.  It is important to take the time to prepare a will to choose your executor, make your own decisions as to how your estate will be divided and distributed, and to have a say in who cares for your minor children after you pass away.

The Wills and Estates lawyers at Daniel & Partners LLP, provide a full range of estate law services, including the drafting of wills and powers of attorney, to help ensure your wishes are fulfilled after death and that your loved ones are taken care of the way you want.  We also help executors and relatives with estate administration, and executors, beneficiaries, and dependents with respect to dependent support relief claims.

To book an appointment to have a will prepared, or for assistance in other estate law matters, please contact the Wills and Estates lawyers at Daniel & Partners LLP.

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