November is Make-a-Will Month. The Ontario Bar Association's Speaker's Bureau is presenting learning sessions on the importance of having a will and powers of attorney for you and your family. Lawyers who practice Trusts and Estate Law will speak about the elements of a will, what happens if you don't have one, what are powers of attorney, why they are important and special considerations to keep in mind when preparing your estate and care plans. Sessions are being held at Toronto Public Library locations throughout the city. Check their website for dates and times: torontopubliclibrary.ca.
Here are some helpful tools to get you thinking:
- article on estate planning;
- will planning worksheet;
- digital asset worksheet; and
- executor checklist.
Wills and powers of attorney are important aspects of your overall financial plan.The benefits of having control over your estate far outweigh the consequences. Please contact us to help you prepare your personal estate plan or to update your current plan.