… = big difference
(often, no will = big mess)
In Ontario, when you die without a will (“intestate” or “intestacy” are the formal legal phrases), virtually every aspect of your estate is different from the norm if you had made a will.
Key differences include:
- who can/should apply for probate;
- who will be responsible for administering your estate; and,
- who will inherit what.
Learn more about Probate When There is No Will here.
There is no excuse for not making a will – the mess you are inflicting on your family is truly unconscionable.
If you do not have a will, the cost to your estate will usually be at least several thousand dollars in extra expense, not to mention the pain and cost to your executor, spouse, and family that poor planning will inflict.
Learn more about our Wills & Estate Planning Services here.
Learn more about the costs of Wills here.