A couple finds out it's free and easy to make a simple will with MyLawBC.
Make your own will
If you'd like to make a will, MyLawBC's Make a will pathway can help you make a simple will, and give you resources to help if your situation is more complicated. The website provides wills for single people, single parents, and for couples with or without children.
Panel 1: 2 dads are watching their young baby Ella play.
Dad 1: Did you know that Henry didn't have a will when he died?
Dad 2: Oh, man ... he was so young. Our age!
Panel 2: Dad 1 holding Ella: Poor Shelly has been dealing with that on top of everything else.
Dad 2: You know we've never done our wills either.
Panel 3: Both dads looking at Ella in her crib.
Dad 1: I don't like thinking about it, but with Ella new we really should.
Dad 2: Oh no, what would happen to her if we both die?
Panel 4: The dads hugging.
Dad 1: In a will, we can say who looks after her. And we need to figure out the rest of our stuff. I want you and Ella to get everything if I die.
Dad 2: I've heard of mirror wills, where we leave everything to each other.
Panel 5: Dad 2: But don't we need a lawyer? It's pretty technical, right? And expensive?
Dad 1: Hang on ... Let's look it up.
Panel 6: The dads looking at their laptop
Dad 1: Legal Aid BC has a website called MyLawBC, and it's free. Look, we answer questions and can make mirror wills. There's even a video.
Panel 7: The dads looking at their laptop.
Dad 2: Wow, it explains everything.
Dad 1: Yeah, there's something called a pathway that takes us through the whole process. It even shows how witnesses can sign remotely.
Panel 8: The dads hugging Ella, all smiling.
Dad 2: Cool! So it'll help us write our wills as our situation isn't complicated.
Dad 1: Yeah where there's a way, there's a will!