Siskinds lawyer Laura Geddes writes about what is required in order for a Will to be considered valid. Often people attempt to write their own Will, but if it does not conform to the legal guidelines then it will not be recognized and it may not be possible to follow through on their wishes.
A handwritten will, called a holographic will, is legal in some of the provinces of Canada. There is no set form for a holographic will, and it does not have to use any specific words or phrases. A holographic will can be used to save money on legal fees or in times of emergency.
Links are provided as a service and are not legal advice. For legal advice, please read more about finding a lawyer. Links marked with a globe point to external Web sites that are not maintained by the Government of Ontario. Related comments or inquiries regarding those sites should be directed to the individual organization.Writing a Canadian will is a relatively straightforward procedure that you can do on your own. However, if you have really valuable items to bequeath, it is a good idea to involve a lawyer in the composition of the will in order to avoid subsequent disputes. Alone or assisted by a legal expert, here are the basic guidelines you should follow when you are drawing up the will.If you hand write your entire Will from beginning to end, then no witnesses are needed. For more information about Wills, visit the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General website. Wills are extremely important documents and relatively inexpensive to have prepared professionally.
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