Any time is the right time to create a Will. In fact, it is best to create a Will when you are younger and update it over time. Preparing a Last Will and Testament is a process that is often considered long, expensive, and daunting for many people. It doesn’t have to be that way, […]
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There are many different varieties of Trust, and this can become confusing to anybody not familiar with the relationship between Trusts and Wills. In this article we will give an overview of Trusts, what they mean, how they work, and which types of trusts can be incorporated into your Will. At LegalWills.ca we support a […]
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At LegalWills.ca we allow you to prepare your own Will. This occasionally creates confusion because people think that the end result is a handwritten Will. This further confuses people because they have read that some provinces (notably BC) do not accept a holographic Will as a legal document. But there are a number of errors […]
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Every Canadian adult should have a Will in place. It is a document that should be written as you turn 18 or 19, and should be updated throughout your life as your circumstances change. If we know that everybody should have a Will, it’s a reasonable question: is there a Government of Canada Will Kit […]
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At LegalWills.ca we have made a decision to not allow you to set Executor fees in your Will. There is a good reason for this, and it does require some understanding of Executor fees and how they are calculated. What are Executor Fees? Within your Will you name an Executor. This person has the responsibility […]
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The law pertaining to Wills has been in place for almost 200 years. Over that time, very little has changed in the requirements to create a legal Last Will and Testament. The law has always stated that a Will must be written on paper and signed in ink in the presence of two witnesses, who […]
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It is very important when researching information on the internet, that the references are kept up-to-date. As of January 1st 2022, many articles explaining that a Will is revoked on marriage will be out-of-date. Predatory marriages The law in Ontario is changing to protect disinherited children, and the court battles that arise from “predatory marriages”. […]
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On December 1st, 2021, new laws came into effect in British Columbia that allowed BC residents to create an “electronic Will” – a document signed and stored entirely online. After the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, most Canadian Provinces allowed remote witnessing of Wills – meaning that your witnesses could watch you sign the document […]
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For the last 200 years, the law that describes how to write a Will has barely changed. You have been required to write a Will on a piece of paper and sign it in ink in the presence of two witnesses. In 2020 because of COVID, some laws changed to allow witnesses to be “virtually” […]
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At LegalWills.ca we have always felt that technology could do far more for Will writing and estate planning than the law allowed. The legal requirements for writing a Will hadn’t fundamentally changed for nearly two centuries. A Will had to be written on a piece of paper, then signed in ink in the physical presence […]
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