A Will is a legal document that sets out what should happen with all of your belongings upon your death. It is an important estate planning tool and it allows you to express your wishes for what is done with everything you own upon your death. A properly drafted Will may also help reduce some of the taxes that need to be paid as a result of your death. At Avery Law Office, we can provide you with legal advice regarding the tax consequences that may result from your death.
You can register a Wills Notice with Vital Statistics. There is no legal requirement that you register your Will, but registering will create a record of where your current Will is located. A Wills Notice search must be completed before your executor can proceed with probate and act on your Will. This requirement ensures that your most recent Will is acted upon. Registration will provide you with some assurance that the appropriate Will is located and your wishes followed. (more…)