Marci Deane talks with Tony Spagnuolo, a real estate Lawyer. 


Tony Spagnuolo is a Lawyer with Spagnuolo & Company. Tony graduated from Simon Fraser University in 1985 with a double major in Business Administration and Economics, and from the University of Victoria law school in 1988. He has been a member of the Law Society of British Columbia since 1989. 

Marci and Tony talk about Wills, why you need one, and how Representation Agreements are different. 

Key Points

  • [1:10] Why do I need a will?
    • If you have kids, it’s a must. 
    • Having a will can save you 1000s on probate fees. 
  • [4:15] Can someone do their own will? 
    • Yes, but there is a danger. 
    • You can fix your own car and do your own home repair. But, will you do it like the professionals. 
  • [5:00] What are some of the dangers of not having a will?
    • If children are involved, the government has to step in. 
    • Same with assets; the government has a formula for dividing assets after you pass when you have no will. 
  • [6:20]  What’s the processes like when someone comes to your office to get a will done?
    • Usually, we will simply email them a form and then go over it with them over the phone (or in person)
  • [7:05] The original of your will should be kept in a safe place. 
  • [7:37] What is a Representation Agreement?
    • A Representation Agreement is like a Will but it deals with health and wellness issues. 

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