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 all. After you have died, your Will is probated, and your Executor has the responsibility to carry out the instructions in your Will. Sometimes this is where the problems start and estate disputes arise. This is […]

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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 cost and convenience no longer apply. There was a time when a simply Will would cost $600 and take two or three visits to a lawyer. These visits would have to be co-ordinated with a spouse and other family members. […]

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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 need to know if they are personally liable for any debts owed and what if there is not enough in the estate to cover them. What happens to your debt when you die? Our friends at […]

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Estate planning in troubled times

Today’s blog post isn’t quite like anything we’ve done before. We felt, all things considered, that it was important to connect with you all on a more human level. Even though we’re still working away behind the scenes, it certainly isn’t ‘business as usual’ for us — or for anyone for that matter. It’s hard […]

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Every document you need – how to write it, and how much it costs.

We live in unprecedented times. We have a COVID-19 global pandemic. People are being told to self-isolate. Others are being placed in quarantine. It’s a worrying situation that does not appear to be abating. It may be time to pause and to think about which documents you should have in place. If COVID-19 goes away, […]

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The Canada Will Registry

We receive a call almost daily that sounds something like: “My father has recently died. We know he had a Will, but we can’t find it. What can we do?” The simple answer is, keep looking. If you die, and nobody can find your Will, the result is exactly the same as dying without a […]

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An estate plan for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle – The Expat Will?

Disclaimer: This article is using the Duke and Duchess of Sussex as an illustration of a widely experienced situation. We are not suggesting that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle use our service; it would be up to them to decide whether the Expat Will service at LegalWills.ca is a good fit for them. We have […]

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Canadian estate planning quiz

Explanation of the answers This was a tough quiz covering estate planning in Canada. In this article we will provide you with some explanations for our answers. Common-Law inheritance in Canada Question 1 This is sadly one of the most dangerous misconceptions. There is a widely held belief that living with somebody for more than […]

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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 are busy, and co-ordinating time with a lawyer, and perhaps your partner is very difficult. So difficult, that this is a task that is unlikely to make it to the top of the To Do list […]

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Online Will service – 10 things that you can do at LegalWills.ca

LegalWills.ca features that are not supported by any other leading online Will service. We often see reviews of online Will writing services. These reviews typically look as far as pricing, look and feel of the website, maybe support options. Unfortunately reviewers rarely take the Will service itself for a test drive. They don’t usually imagine […]

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