March 31 to April 6, 2014 has been named as Make a Will Week by the BC Government. The timing coincides with WESA coming into force on March 31, 2014. WESA contains certain changes to estate planning and estate administration, and merits a review of your current Will to ensure your wishes will be carried out.
According to a survey referenced on the Make a Will page, only 49% of British Columbians have an up to date Will. With the introduction of WESA, there is an added reason for everyone to ensure your Will is up to date, or if you haven’t yet made a Will, to go to a lawyer to have one made.