NO LAWYER or LEGAL ADVICE NEEDED.
There is no legal requirement to use the services of a lawyer or have the document notarized in order to create a legal Will, Power of Attorney or Living Will in Canada.
You do need independent witnesses to witness your signature on your will and your durable power of attorney.
Contains Everything You Need To Write a Will
CanLaw's Last Will and Testament kit has everything you need to make a will. change a will or update a will. The will forms have easy to follow instructions which take you step by step through the process.
Update or Change Your Will Anytime:
You can update or change your will at any time. The necessary legal forms (codicils) are simple to use and included.
NO LAWYER NEEDED.
Lawyers charge about $400 to have their secretary draft a will for you using automated software. You can do the same with a CanLaw Last Will and Testament kit for about $55.00 Its your money., you decide.
There is no legal requirement to use the services of a lawyer, to seek legal advice or have your legal documents notarized in order to create a legal, binding and valid Last Will and Testament, Power of Attorney or Living Will in Canada.
You just need independent witnesses to witness your signature and to name an executor who will administer your estate according to your Last Will and Testament wishes.
Valid and Recognized In All Provinces/Territories:
Simple to use and legal across Canada. Regardless of where you live in Canada, CanLaw's Legal Will Kit has been designed to allow you to write your own will without the need to visit a lawyer or get legal advice.
Lawyer and Court Approved:
CanLaw's Last Will and Testament is lawyer approved. Courts and probate court have also approved and admitted these forms when asked to probate a will. CanLaw recommends you also have a durable power of attorney, and a living will as key parts of your estate planning.
This Last Will and Testament Kit Lets You Make a Will, Your Way:
Good estate planning starts here. Wills include all the forms to let you easily change or update your will and revoke any previous wills at any time.
The Last Will and Testament kit includes everything you need to make your own legal and binding Last Will and Testament. Write a will in about 20 minutes. It is very easy.
ESTATE PLANNING? How to Write a Will Appoint your executor for probate
In order to make the Will a legal document, you should first print it and read it thoroughly. Make sure that it accurately reflects your wishes and that you understand everything that is contained in the document. Once you are happy that it reflects your wishes, you must sign your Will in the presence of at least two witnesses, and the two witnesses must also sign the Will, in the presence of the "testator" (yourself) and in the presence of each other. You and the witnesses should also initial each page, so that it is not possible to alter any pages after the Will has been signed. A witness cannot be a beneficiary of the Will, they cannot be the spouse of a beneficiary (at the time of signing), they cannot be a minor, and, like the "testator" (you), they must be of sound mind.
For the signing procedure, gather the witnesses together in a room. You should make a formal statement that you have gathered them to witness the signing of your Will. They do not have to read the Will or know its contents. They are only required to witness your signature.
You should initial each page in turn, in the designated bottom corner of each page, and then sign your name in full on the last page, in full view of the witnesses. Each witness then in turn initials each page, in the designated bottom corner of each page, and signs the last page. Everybody must stay present until all of the signing is complete.
There should only be one original of the Will for everyone to sign. Copies can be created by photocopy. It is therefore a good idea to sign the original in blue ink, so that it is easily distinguishable from the photocopies. Do not sign the photocopies, as this will create duplicate originals which can be difficult to administer.
CanLaw's Wills, Last Will and Testament forms have been used by thousands of Canadians from coast to coast over the past 20 years. Trust the CanLaw Last Will and Testament kit.
It is the best legal will available in Canada.
Protect Yourself, Your Loved Ones and Your Estate:
Be sure your estate goes to those you designate. Do not leave it for the government to decide what to do for you.
The Last Will and Testament kit is complete, comprehensive and includes easy to follow instructions and your actual will forms which you just fill in.
The kit lets you make a will, your way. It also includes all the forms needed to let you easily change or update your will and revoke any previous wills at any time.
The kit includes everything you need to make your own legal and binding Last Will and Testament.
CLICK HERE FOR A LIVING TRUST OR FAMILY TRUST LAWYER REFERRAL If you wish to set up a special needs living trust or a family trust, CanLaw recommends consulting an estates lawyer
Questions About Making a Will?
Need to make a last will and testament or change your will?
Have to update a will? Change a will? Either make a brand new will and destroy the old if you have major changes or use the included codicil (change) form for minor will changes.
Want to Know About?
Want to know about probate court, trusts, wills, a durable power of attorney, making a will?
Wonder what an executor of a will does?
The answers are in this CanLaw Last Will kit section.
Not sure how to write a will, probate a will? Need to make a living trust or family trust?
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CanLaw Last Will and Testament forms are legal, binding and valid for your will, estate planning, living trust in all provinces and territories in Canada.
- CanLaw Wills are valid and legal in Ontario
- Wills are valid and legal in PEI
- Wills are valid and legal in Quebec
- Wills are valid and legal in British Columbia
- Wills are valid and legal in Alberta
- Wills are valid and legal in Manitoba
- Wills are valid and legal in Nova Scotia
- Wills are valid and legal in Newfoundland and Labrador
- Wills are valid and legal in Nova Scotia
- Wills are valid and legal in Saskatchewan
- Wills are valid and legal in Yukon
- Wills are valid and legal in Nunavut
- Wills are valid and legal in North West Territories
Wills and Estate Lawyer Approved Probate Court Approved
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HOW TO CHANGE A WILL. HOW TO UPDATE A WILL
A codicil form is included so you can change a will or update a will anytime.
Major Changes? If you wish to change a will in a significant manner it is probably better to start over and write a will.
YOU CAN UPDATE OR CHANGE YOUR WILL AT ANY TIME.
When, Why you need to change, update your will:
- Your marital status changes. Remarriage cancels existing wills.
- You separate or divorce.
- When a child is born or adopted
- You move to another province
- There is a significant change in your financial status
- A beneficiary dies
- You wish to add, change or remove beneficiaries
- Your Executor or Trustee dies, becomes incapacitated or you wish to change
Does Divorce & Re-Marriage Affect Your Existing Will?
DID YOU KNOW? If you remarry, your new marriage completely and entirely revokes your old will. You will effectively have no will. You and your new spouse need to make new wills.
WARNING A DIVORCE PROBABLY DOES NOT CANCEL YOUR WILL. YOUR EX MIGHT HAVE A CLAIM. WRITE A NEW WILL TODAY.
On divorce or remarriage, you need to change a will or update your will or better yet, replace your old with a new one which reflects your wishes and ensure your survivors do not encounter undue complications.
If you do not make a new will, your old will is construed as if your ex-spouse predeceased you, the testator.
Everything designated to your ex spouse in the old will, now moves to the other specified and listed beneficiaries or to your children and next of kin. It is much better to destroy your old will and make a new one.
CanLaw sees siblings and heirs squabbling about inheritances every day.
Avoid the problems, just make a new will. Use CanLaw' legal will kits to draft your will and if you wish, have a lawyer review your draft. It is not necessary, but it would be wise.
DEATH WITH DIGNITY
A LIVING WILL: Also called an advanced healthcare directive. A living will is where you lay out all the details of your end of life care. If you wind up in a coma or unresponsive in the hospital, a living will can help your family decide how to handle your medical treatment.
Durable power of attorney: Choose an attorney you trust to administer your estate after your death. He or she will be objective (unlike family members) and their entire job is to follow your wishes.
You Need Two Independent Witnesses to Sign Your Will:
According to the current laws in most provinces, in order to be a legal document your Will must be signed in the presence of at least two independent witnesses, and the two witnesses must also sign your Will, in the presence of the "testator" (yourself) and in the presence of each other. It is a good idea to use a coloured ink so it is clear that the signatures are not photocopies.
You and the witnesses should also initial each page, so that it is not possible to alter any pages after the Will has been signed.
In most jurisdictions, a witness cannot be a beneficiary of the Will, they cannot be the spouse of a beneficiary (at the time of signing), they cannot be a minor, and, like the "testator" (you), they must be of sound mind.
CanLaw Has Sold Thousands of These Last Will & Testament Kits with not one complaint in 20 years because are easy to use and are Exceptional Value.
Estate planning, Revoking challenging or changing a will You should always have a valid will, durable power of attorney, and a living will as key parts of your estate planning.