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I am married for 40 years with four grown children.

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,my wife and I have a trust for us.

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My question is how do I set up a will that leave half my assets to my children?

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Estate Law
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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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Estate Lawyer: retireddebra,
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What province are you in please?

What is your concern? I am not sure what the issue is. Please explain a bit more.

Thanks

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Sorry for interruption. My wife and I have a Family Trust. What would be involved in changing my will to give her half my estate and leave the other half to my four grown children?
Estate Lawyer: Attorney2, Attorney replied 10 months ago
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I am a different Attorney and it will be my pleasure to assist you. You were in the Canada Category, is this a U.S. question, if so which State?

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Estate Lawyer: Attorney2, Attorney replied 10 months ago

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