Do I need to be a member?
You don't need to be a member to try our services. Just click on "START YOUR WILL" or a "TRY IT NOW" link on our home page. But you do need to create an account if you want to purchase or continue to work on your documents. They don't have to be completed all in one sitting.

Canada's #1 provider of online Wills, Power of Attorney, and Living Wills

About Us

The Company

LegalWills.ca is operated by PartingWishes Inc., a privately held corporation based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.  It is an independent organization which works with lawyers in Canada to provide legal document creation services to the public, but is not itself tied to a particular law firm.  Formed in 2000, the company has a dedicated team devoted to ensuring high customer service, as well as an extensive list of partners and private investors.

Our mandate is to allow people to create common legal documents in a very easy, convenient, private, secure and cost-effective manner, without the need to pay the high expenses of a lawyer. We go far beyond any do-it-yourself kit or online repository of legal forms and documents. If you wish, all of your legal documents can be stored and maintained by you online, in a completely private and secure manner. This will ensure that you can keep it updated to reflect any changes in your financial or family situation.

The LegalWills.ca web site allows members to document their Last Will and Testament, Living Will and Power of Attorney.  Furthermore, at no extra cost, members can specify their funeral wishes and even create messages to be sent after they have passed away.  LegalWills.ca uses a unique Member-Keyholder® relationship, which ensures that the information created by our members is completely secure, yet available to their designated personal Keyholders® only at the appropriate time.

Executive Team

Tim Hewson

Tim Hewson, BSc
Chief Executive Officer
timhewson@legalwills.ca

Tim Hewson co-founded PartingWishes Inc. in 2000.  Since graduating from Loughborough University of Technology in the UK with an Honours degree in Human Factors he has accumulated over 15 years experience as a telecommunications consultant and Business Manager for small companies in the UK and in Canada.  He also has extensive experience in e-commerce business management for large corporations in Canada and the United States, and has worked as a Product Manager for market leading Call Center and Unified Messaging products.


Henry Raud

Henry Raud, BSc
President and Chief Technology Officer
hraud@legalwills.ca

Henry Raud has over 20 years experience in the PC, telecommunications and software development industry.  Since graduating with an Honours Computer Science degree from the University of Toronto in 1984, he has held several technology and executive management positions in a multinational corporation.  During that time, he has been responsible for the successful delivery of many complex software development projects.  He joined forces with Tim Hewson in 2000 to form PartingWishes Inc.

Advisory Team

Bradley M. Sniderman - Attorney at Law

Cindy Harm, BA, MBA - Senior Business Advisor, New York, NY, U.S.A.

John Lumsden, CISSP - Principal Engineer, Tangible Consulting, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Gordon Allison, BSc - Human Factors Consultant, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada