Brosgall Legal on Global News Hour
Adam Brosgall of Brosgall Legal was recently interviewed on Global News Hour about Wills. See the interview here: https://globalnews.ca/video/7950058/consumer-matters-making-a-will-101
One of the most common documents we assist clients with is the preparation, drafting, and signing of their Will. While making a Will is a relatively simple process, some people find it stressful, and we get plenty of questions. Brosgall Legal | Notary Services is here to put you at ease, answer your questions, and help you get the job done.
A Will is a legally enforceable document that permits you to leave instructions about what you want done with your property and money after you die. Dying without a Will (intestate) results in a great degree of uncertainty and trouble for the loved ones you leave behind. On the other hand, a properly drafted and signed and witnessed Will allows for the distribution of your assets, personal items, and the guardianship of minor children. In addition, your Will appoints an executor to be responsible for carrying out all your final wishes.
Most of our clients only need a simple Will. They are fairly inexpensive, and easily completed. Despite this, a recent survey found that only 51% of adults in BC actually have a Will. This is a risky strategy, becasue without a Will, a deceased person is considered 'intestate', and the Court determines who the executor will be, and the law decides who is entitled to the estate.
How is a Will Prepared?
You'll need to deterimine who you want to be your executor, beneficiaries, and guardian - if you have minor children. Brosgall Legal has a questionaire to get you thinking about these things, or you can email us or speak to us on the phone. We then use your information to draft your Will, ready to be signed. We review it with you to explain the clauses, and answer any questions you may have. To make it a valid Will, two witnesses are required. Some people execute their Will at our office, and other clients prefer to use their own witnesses. We also recommend that you file a Wills Notice in Victoria.
Who Should Have a Will?
Adults in B.C. who:
- Own property, including real estate, vehicles or other assets;
- Have a dependent spouse or children; and
- Wish to have someone they know and trust take care of their estate after death.
Vancouver Notary Public, Commissioner of Oaths, and Lawyer
Brosgall Legal's owner and principal, Adam Brosgall, is an experienced Vancouver Notary Public, Commissioner of Oaths, and Lawyer. He is fully qualified, licenced, and insured to prepare and draft Wills, as well as other forms of personal and estate planning documentation. If you have any questions, please feel free to send us an email, or call 604-685-ADAM  to book an appointment. Same day service and walk-ins are welcome. Please see our Vancouver Notary home page for our other services, and we look forward to seeing you.