My boyfriend and I are purchasing a house, we would like to draw up a combined will so that in the event of one of our

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Customer: My boyfriend and I are purchasing a house, we would like to draw up a combined will so that in the event of one of our deaths the property is sold and is split between our two daughters 50/50. Does the title change have an override to the will?
JA: What steps have you taken so far? Have you prepared or filed any paperwork?
Customer: We have not filed any combined will as yet, we each have our own.
JA: Where is the house located?
Customer: Chilliwack, B.C.
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: Only that we want to ensure each of our daughters (by separate marriages) each received equal split (50/50) when the house is sold in the event of one of our deaths.
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Hello! My name is Debra (formerly known as Legal Ease). Thank you for your question. I'm reviewing it now, and will post back again shortly.

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This is a conversation and my goal is to gather all the information I need before providing you with an answer. I may first have a series of questions for you. I could be delayed. I work from home and may be interrupted. I could also be doing some research for you but through this approach you will get a correct and complete answer from me.

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I am a bit puzzled. Who told you that you should have a combined Will?

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No one, i thought that would be the route to go. Objective is to ensure upon the death of one if us the other has to sell the house and give the deceased party 50% to their surviving daughter.
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The best way to do this is to have what is called a mutual wills agreement. What this means is that you sign a contract that stipulates that the survivor cannot change their will after the first of you dies. That will accomplish what you need.

Your best next step would be to retain an estate lawyer in Chilliwack.

What you can do to find a lawyer is one of the following things.

You can contact the BC Branch of the Canadian Bar Association and use their Lawyer Referral Service. You will be given the name of a lawyer and can consult with the lawyer and the first half hour will be $25.

The number is:

***-***-**** or 1.***-***-****.

Or you can check on a site called lexpert. This is a legal directory of leading lawyers and law firms throughout Canada and is well-respected by the legal community.

Here's the link to their website:

http://www.lexpert.ca/directory/find-lawyers-or-law-firms/

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you have helped me a great deal, thank you.
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You are very welcome.

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