People hear over and over again that they need a will. However, very few people understand the problems and unfortunate circumstances that are caused by dying intestate. If they did, they would see an estates lawyer immediately. Very few people want their wealth to pass on to the taxman or estranged relatives instead of loved-ones.
23 - Why You Need a Will
This podcast gives an easy-to-understand explanation of why you need a last will and testament. However, rather than simply discussing principles of estates law, it has a dramatic presentation that illustrates some common problems created by dying without a will. It illustrates how people unwittingly give away their wealth to undesirable relatives, shady creditors, and the taxman, while taking money, and maybe even cherished assets, away from beloved spouses and deserving children.
Having a will is important. This podcast is essential listing for procrastinators – and people who are recently married or divorced as their wills are now void. Planning your affairs is often simple and not expensive - as the lawyers do the complicated part for you. Listen to hear what you need to know about last wills and testaments.
The host of the Ontario Family Law Podcast, John Schuman, is a top Family Law and Divorce Lawyer, practicing in Toronto at Devry Smith Frank LLP, which is a full service law firm with excellent lawyers in both family law and personal injury law. If you would like to contact John, either call 416-446-5847, email him or fill out form below and click “send.” If you would like John to introduce you to lawyers who specialize in wills and estates, estate litigation, or evening setting up trusts or other more complicated wealth-planning tools, feel free to contact him.
Thousands of people tune into the Ontario Family Law Podcast every month to get valuable pointers on family law, divorce and separation issues. For the more comprehensive information about family law issues, pick up a copy of this easy-to-understand book on the Basics of Ontario Family Law, which is the companion book to the Ontario Family Law Podcast. You can also get it as an ebook for Kobo or an iBook for iPad, iPhone or Mac.
If you would like to comment on this edition of the podcast, please use the form below. Your comments may help others in difficult family law, divorce or estates and succession situations. You can also use the form below to suggest topics for future editions of the Ontario Family Law Podcast. Please feel free to share this podcast with your social network using the sharing buttons below.