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More Will writing Myths

More Will writing Myths

I recently happened upon a Facebook ad promoting an online Will writing service. There are a few ...
Signing your Will – simple rules for Canada

Signing your Will – simple rules for Canada

Many Canadians think that making a Will means meeting with a legal professional and paying ...

Trends in Canadian Will Writing – 2021 Will Survey

Five years ago, LegalWills.ca conducted a unique survey of Will Writing in Canada. We wanted to ...
How to cover assets outside of Canada in your Will – the Expat Will.

How to cover assets outside of Canada in your Will – the Expat Will.

We live in an increasingly global World. People travel more, settle into new countries, and even ...
Did COVID inspire more people to write their Will in 2020/2021?

Did COVID inspire more people to write their Will in 2020/2021?

At LegalWills.ca we have provided an online option for preparing estate planning documents since ...
Advance Serious Illness Planning – how does this fit into an estate plan?

Advance Serious Illness Planning – how does this fit into an estate plan?

At LegalWills.ca we provide the tools for all key “estate planning” documents. These ...

What makes writing a Will in Québec unique?

Une version française de cet article apparaît sous la version anglaise Everybody has a legal right ...
Couple’s Will – Writing Wills as a couple in Canada.

Couple’s Will – Writing Wills as a couple in Canada.

Fifty-five percent of the people who use the Will writing service at LegalWills.ca describe ...
Why writing a Will is the first thing to do as a new parent

Why writing a Will is the first thing to do as a new parent

Guest post by Barry Choi: a personal finance and travel expert based in Toronto who makes frequent ...
Why we’ve decided to help Education workers

Why we’ve decided to help Education workers

Let me start this article by saying that we believe everybody should have a Will. I have a Will, I ...
Yes, we now support Québec Wills!

Yes, we now support Québec Wills!

We wrote a blog article back in 2014 explaining why we didn’t support Québec Wills. We ...
Working with a Will – The most common problems that arise

Working with a Will – The most common problems that arise

At LegalWills.ca, we help you to write your Will. We do not get involved in the probate process at ...
Writing your Will is the first step – how to help your Executor

Writing your Will is the first step – how to help your Executor

Online Will writing services have changed the game for Will writing. The traditional barriers of ...
What happens to your debt when you die?

What happens to your debt when you die?

We are often asked this question from people who have been named as the Executor in a Will. They ...
Estate planning in troubled times

Estate planning in troubled times

Today’s blog post isn’t quite like anything we’ve done before. We felt, all things considered, ...
The Canada Will Registry

The Canada Will Registry

We receive a call almost daily that sounds something like: “My father has recently died. We ...
What should be included in a Will if you have children?

What should be included in a Will if you have children?

If you have young children, it is critical to write a Will. The challenge of course is that you ...
A Codicil – what it is, and why it is not the right solution.

A Codicil – what it is, and why it is not the right solution.

Do you have a Will already? you just need to make a slight change to it? Perhaps you had a lawyer ...
The cost of a Will in Canada 2021 – explained.

The cost of a Will in Canada 2021 – explained.

Two of the most frequently asked questions we receive at LegalWills.ca are: How come your Wills ...
Frequently Asked Questions: Make a Will Week & Month

Frequently Asked Questions: Make a Will Week & Month

If you’re reading this, chances are you’ve heard of Make a Will Week or Make a Will Month. But ...
Probate in Canada – What it is, what it costs, how to reduce fees.

Probate in Canada – What it is, what it costs, how to reduce fees.

Must my Will go through probate? To understand whether or not your Will needs to go through the ...
Mirror Will – What is it? When should I use it? Is it right for me?

Mirror Will – What is it? When should I use it? Is it right for me?

What is a Mirror Will? A Mirror Will is actually two Wills, usually created by partners or married ...
Setting up a Pet Trust: who cares for your pet after you are gone?

Setting up a Pet Trust: who cares for your pet after you are gone?

According to a recent survey conducted by BMO Bank of Montreal, 89 percent of Canadians consider ...
The specific grounds to challenge a Will in Canada

The specific grounds to challenge a Will in Canada

How to Contest or Challenge a Will For many of us the loss of a family member is a very upsetting ...
It doesn’t matter how young you are, you need a Will.

It doesn’t matter how young you are, you need a Will.

I’m young – do I need a Will? You need a Will. In fact, there is never a circumstance ...
Preparing a Last Will and Testament – top ten reasons why you need one now.

Preparing a Last Will and Testament – top ten reasons why you need one now.

There have probably been a number of situations in your life when you have thought, “I should be ...
Write a Will in Canada: the complete guide to our Canadian Legal Wills

Write a Will in Canada: the complete guide to our Canadian Legal Wills

Learn to write a Will at LegalWills.ca An increasing number of Canadians are turning to services ...
Have you “Made a Will”? Make it your New Year’s Resolution.

Have you “Made a Will”? Make it your New Year’s Resolution.

It is that time of year again. The time when we all make New Year’s Resolutions for things ...
When you die, what happens to your Facebook and social accounts?

When you die, what happens to your Facebook and social accounts?

What Happens to Your Facebook Account When You Die? When we are making a Will, we know that we ...
Why do most people avoid writing a Will?

Why do most people avoid writing a Will?

Why Do Most People Avoid Writing a Will? Why do most people avoid writing a Will? Recent headlines ...
Using an Estate planning lawyer? Here are some questions to ask…

Using an Estate planning lawyer? Here are some questions to ask…

Wondering whether our service is right for you? considering using an estate planning lawyer? We ...
Guardian for your children – How to name a guardian in your Will.

Guardian for your children – How to name a guardian in your Will.

How to Choose a Guardian for Your Children One of the most important things which you need to ...
The Free Will Kit – why they are not such a great idea

The Free Will Kit – why they are not such a great idea

There are two types of people who comment on our pricing, those who have previously used a lawyer, ...
The Affidavit of Execution and signing your Will. What makes a Will legal?

The Affidavit of Execution and signing your Will. What makes a Will legal?

One of the most common misconceptions associated with writing your own Will is around the signing ...
Your Executor – the most important appointment of your life

Your Executor – the most important appointment of your life

A key question that many people struggle with is: Who will be your executor in your Last Will and ...

Number of Canadians without Wills significantly under-reported

There appears to be divided opinion on the importance of Wills. There are a group who believe that ...
Digital assets in your Last Will and Testament – you need a plan.

Digital assets in your Last Will and Testament – you need a plan.

As we spend more time online, our social, sentimental, and financial assets have begun to migrate ...
The Canadian Will Kit – and the evolution of Will services

The Canadian Will Kit – and the evolution of Will services

Many of us remember the TV ads for the Canadian Will Kit. It later became the Complete Canadian ...
Six consequences of dying intestate in Canada

Six consequences of dying intestate in Canada

Dying intestate means that you have died without a Will. I’m not sure that anybody plans to ...
Understanding Advance Directives – Advance Care Terminology

Understanding Advance Directives – Advance Care Terminology

At LegalWills.ca we offer a complete set of estate planning services which include the Last Will ...
Customer question of the day: How to Register a Will

Customer question of the day: How to Register a Will

We get this question a lot. “Once I have prepared my Last Will and Testament, and signed it ...
Customer question of the day – updating a Will

Customer question of the day – updating a Will

Hello, I am trying to seek additional information regarding updating a Will . My question is , ...
Why I haven’t written my legal Will – a confession

Why I haven’t written my legal Will – a confession

A month ago I was at a dinner party. I met a couple who had young children and the conversation ...
Challenging a Will: What are the grounds for contesting a Will in Canada?

Challenging a Will: What are the grounds for contesting a Will in Canada?

I was told that if I don’t create a Will through a lawyer, somebody will end up challenging ...
The Living Will: where does it fit in your estate plan?

The Living Will: where does it fit in your estate plan?

Everybody needs a Last Will and Testament, but does everybody need a Canadian Living Will? We are ...

Planned Giving: the state of charitable bequests in Canada

“A note on Privacy: the protection and security of the documents created on our web site are of ...
Lawyers and their egregious charges

Lawyers and their egregious charges

CBC’s Marketplace recently featured a special – trying to find the most shocking fees ...
Ten myths about a Canadian Last Will and Testament

Ten myths about a Canadian Last Will and Testament

Having watched families fight over the estate and end up not speaking to each other for the rest ...

How I wrote my Canadian Will in five minutes. And you can too.

At LegalWills.ca we claim that you can create a well-drafted Canadian Will in as little as 20 ...
Six good reasons to prepare an online Will

Six good reasons to prepare an online Will

Is it possible to get a will written without a lawyer? What is an online Will? We saw this ...
Dying without a Will in Canada

Dying without a Will in Canada

If a Canadian dies without a Will, they have left a bit of a mess for their loved ones, and sadly ...
Do I need a Will?

Do I need a Will?

The statistics still show that over 65% of adults in Canada do not have an up-to-date Last Will ...

New home for our blog

This is now our fourteenth year of offering our Wills service at LegalWills.ca so we have decided ...