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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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 prepare your Will for several hundreds of dollars you don’t want that money to go to waste, but now you need to update it. After doing some research, you have determined that a codicil […]

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A Power of Attorney – The complete Canadian guide.

A Financial Power of Attorney appoints somebody to take care of your financial affairs while you are alive, but usually after you have lost capacity. This document should not be confused with either a Last Will and Testament (or simply a “Will”) or a Living Will. A Last Will and Testament makes key appointments and […]

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The cost of a Will in Canada – explained.

Two of the most frequently asked questions we receive at LegalWills.ca is How come your Wills are so cheap? Why are your Wills so expensive? In this article, we will discuss the cost of a Will. We will explain the different ways to prepare a Will, why each approach costs what it does, what you […]

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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 what actually is Make a Will Week? Why did it begin? What’s the point and what does it mean for you? Several Provinces recognize their own specific week or month annually to promote the same message: […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Preparing a Will

Introduction to Preparing a Will Everybody should have a Will; not making a Will is unfair to those you leave behind. Even if your plans for estate distribution are simple and you do not have many assets, it is still much easier for the people that you leave behind to work with a Will than […]

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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 probate process, you have to understand what happens after you have died. Hopefully you have written a Last Will and Testament. In your Will you name an Executor. This is the person that you entrust to gather […]

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Making a Will in Canada – the Complete Guide to your Options

What is the purpose of a Will? Your Last Will and Testament allows you to speak after you have passed away. It does absolutely nothing and has no powers whatsoever all the time you are alive. But as soon as you die your Will has two key functions: it allows you to make key appointments […]

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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 couples. The two Wills typically name each partner as the main beneficiary of the other partner’s estate. There may be other specific gifts within the Will, such as gifts to charities, but the two Wills look identical […]

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