In B.C., it's not true that “the Government will take it all” if you don't make a Will before you die. But if you don't make a Will, the Government will control how your Estate gets distributed in a very rigid way, including possibly passing it to distant relatives you may not even know, if you and several close family members die at the same time. Even if that doesn't happen, your Estate may cost more and take longer to “Probate”, and so your loved ones will receive less than you intended. And if you don’t have a will when you die, your estate can really get tied up and complicated.
For legal advice on Estate Planning and Wills, contact James K. Fraser in Burnaby Metrotown.