Why You Need A Will? By Devry Smith Frank LLP November 18, 2014September 2, 2020 No comments yet Podcast #23 – Why You Need A Will The Ontario Family Law Podcast deals with issues related to marriage, separation, divorce and even some child welfare issues. The main host is John Schuman, a family lawyer, mediator, arbitrator and collaborative lawyer and is the partner managing the Family Law Group at Devry Smith Frank LLP (DSF). 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. 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 to listen 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. [Podcast #22] Why You Need A Will This podcast was provided for general information only. It does not constitute legal advice with regard to any specific situation. For more information regarding wills and estate, or family law related topic, please contact Toronto family lawyer John Schuman at 416-446-5080.