A Last Will and Testament, referenced here on as a Will, is a legal document that lets you organize how you would like your estate to be distributed.
It can be difficult to understand the process of creating a free will in Canada, which is why we have created Willfora.com, a FREE online service.
The process of creating a will is amazingly simple and quick. There are several steps to go through including selecting beneficiaries and deciding how much each beneficiary will receive, assigning guardians for any minor children and leaving any charitable gifts, which can reduce the tax burden on your beneficiaries.
Online Wills are not like Will Kits, which are more error prone. When you create a Will with Willfora, you answer a series of questions that will change the experience as you progress, kind of like a choose your own adventure game.
You can complete your Will in three easy steps:
- Create your FREE account at Willfora.com and follow the step-by-step wizard
- Download, read, print and review your document
- Sign and store your documents somewhere safe.
Creating your FREE account and follow the step-by-step wizard
You can go to Willfora.com to create your account for free. Simply enter your email and a unique password to get started.
This account is required to save your progress as you go, allowing you to come back anytime and continue where you left off.
The step-by-step wizard is a series of questions that build upon each other with the goal of better understanding your personal situation. For example, you may answer that you have children, if so, Willfora will need to know if you have minor children in order to prompt you to assign guardians for your minor children.
Download, read, print and review your document
Once you have completed the first step, Willfora will generate your free Will and other estate planning documents and make them available for viewing.
Before printing, read through the document. Our documents are easy to read and are meant for the testator (you) to easily understand. If you do not understand certain parts of the Will, you should stop and seek the advice of a lawyer.
If you are ok with the contents of your Will, you can proceed to printing the document. Once printed, review your documents again, paying special attention to the instructions sheet that is attached to your Will. This instructions sheet will provide additional details on how to sign your Will correctly and make your Will legal in your jurisdiction.
Sign and store
You are now ready to sign. You must sign in the presence of two adult witnesses, who will also sign your documents. There are guidelines on who may or may not act as adult witnesses, so please review the instructions sheet carefully.
Once properly executed, store your documents securely where it can be accessed in the event of an emergency or your death. Your loved ones and assigned executors should know where the document is stored.
You should not store the documents somewhere that cannot be accessed easily, such as a bank security deposit box. Consider a fire and water proof bag and other measures to protect the documents in the case of a fire or flood.
Want to learn more about creating a Will in a specific province or state?
Here is some further reading (Coming Soon)
Creating a free Will in Ontario
Creating a free Will in Alberta
Creating a free Will in British Columbia
Creating a free Will in Manitoba
Creating a free Will in Saskatchewan
Creating a free Will in New Brunswick
Creating a free Will in Nova Scotia
Creating a free Will in Prince Edward Island (PEI)
Creating a free Will in Newfoundland and Labrador