LawPRO survey

A recent Law Times article indicates that the general public’s view of estates includes a lot of misinformation and ignorance, according to an online survey by LawPRO.

The professional indemnity insurer questioned 1,500 Canadians about the treatment of their debts and assets after death and found just one-third of respondents understood what would happen to them. The remaining 67 per cent either had no idea at all or they had the wrong perception altogether.

The survey is the latest in a series as part of a public awareness campaign highlighting the value of lawyers in estate planning. Last year, a similar survey commissioned by LawPRO revealed more than half of Canadian adults don’t have a will and almost three-quarters were living without more.


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Want more information on planning, preparing and administering an estate? Download our easy to use reference guides and resources to help you along the way.


  • Executor Liability Insurance - Return the completed application to our office to find out if you are eligible for executor liability insurance.


  • Fiduciary Bonds - Have you been asked to provide a bond for the estate? Download the application and follow the directions to apply for a bond.


  • Free Executor Guide - If you have been asked to be an executor or are acting as an executor this guide will help you understand your responsibilities and help track your activities.


  • Free Will Preparation Guide - A step to step guide to the questions you will need to address when preparing your will.


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