The Canadian Simple Will Kit
Every adult Canadian should have a Will, but nearly three quarters do not. A Will (or Last Will and Testament as it is correctly known) is your description of how you wish your estate (everything that you own) to be distributed after you have died.
It is important to have a Will because without one, the people that you leave behind could be faced with lengthy legal processes to establish that they are the rightful claimants to your property. Even if it is obvious who will receive your possessions, it is more straightforward if you have a Will.
Your Will should also be reviewed on a regular basis to reflect any changes in your personal or financial situation. For example, you may have new family members, or buy a new house. These life events should prompt you to review your Will and make any necessary changes.
Even if you think that your estate isn't worth much, you should still have a Will. You are not writing your Will for today, but for some time in the hopefully distant future. It is highly unlikely that you will have a chance to write a Will when you really need it, and there is no advantage to putting it off for another day.
You do not need a lawyer to create a Will. You have every legal right to prepare your own Will, and today there are tools available on the Internet to help you do this. At www.LegalWills.ca
you can create your own legal Will in about 20 minutes for a fraction of the cost of going to a lawyer. We would recommend that anybody without a Will goes to www.LegalWills.ca
today and finally checks this critical item off of their "to do" list.
If, instead of an online service, you are looking for a do-it-yourself Will kit with paper forms, we recommend The Canadian Personal Will Kit