Does Your Will Adequately Provide for Your Spouse and Children?

May 4, 2022   |   by Clayton Whitman


Did you know that in British Columbia, the law requires that your will has to make adequate provision for the proper maintenance and support of your spouse and children?

Regardless of what you put in your will, your spouse and children may be able to make a claim to change the terms of your will, on the grounds that it did not provide them with proper maintenance and support.

This becomes a considerable risk if your spouse is not included in your will, or if you are treating your children differently in your will.

When you are deciding on how to distribute your estate in your will, we can help answer your questions about what it means to make adequate provision for your spouse and children, and how to properly document your decision-making process to reduce the possibility of a legal claim being made to your will.


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