Archives for month: May, 2012

Leaving Some of Your Estate to Charity?

Posted by jg on May 1st, 2012 in Category Charity News, Donations, News from Canada (no responses)

Nice article on this topic over at the Vancouver Sun, check-it-out!

You can create your own legacy by leaving all or a portion of your estate to charity. Such a gift can reflect your personal values and beliefs while making a difference in the lives of others. Here are five things to consider when leaving an estate gift to charity:

MAKE A WILL

To leave an estate gift to charity, you must make a will. Otherwise, your estate will pass on intestacy to your next of kin.

ENSURE THAT YOUR WILL MAKES ADEQUATE PROVISION FOR YOUR DEPENDENTS

Before you can make an estate gift to charity, your will must make some provision for your dependents, if any. Dependents in British Columbia include your spouse, your minor children and, in most instances, your adult children, even if they are financially independent. If your will does not make adequate provision, your dependants can commence litigation challenging your will.