If you're getting married, you need to think about your will. In Ontario and some other provinces, getting married revokes your existing will. While there are limited exceptions to this, the document sitting on your (or your lawyer's) shelf is likely a number of years old and does not take this into account.
As non-traditional families become more commonplace, practitioners to be aware of the myriad special circumstances which exist in contemporary family settings during estate planning and advise their clients after reflecting upon both current and prospective issues respecting the family in question.
Even carefully drawn wills can become the subject of disputes and litigation. Having a poorly drafted will, or no will at all, increases those odds exponentially. Despite this, over 50 per cent of Canadians do not have their testamentary wishes written down in the form of a will.