Write Your Legal Will in 3 Easy Steps (download version)

Everything you need to write a legal will

This is intended for a Canadian audience.

ISBN: 978-1-77040-267-6

You can write your own legal will by following the three easy steps explained in this book. This download kit contains blank forms (in MS Word and PDF format) for your use.

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Ensure that your assets and belongings are passed on to the people who deserve them and according to your wishes. If you die without a proper, valid will, your relatives may be overwhelmed by complicated paperwork and expensive legal issues. A legal will gives you the peace of mind of knowing that your estate - however modest or extravagant - will be properly divided and your loved ones cared for. The book answers questions such as:

  • How much work is it to administer an estate?
  • If I make a will, do I have to use a lawyer?
  • Who should be my executor?
  • Do I have to leave anything to my spouse or children?
  • Can I change my mind about bequests?
  • How should I choose my witnesses?

This kit is written by a Canadian lawyer and is 100% legal. Just follow the step-by-step instructions and use the forms included to create your own will. There’s no need to register your will or have it signed by a legal professional. Simply store it in a safe place for your loved ones. 1. Choose your executor 2. Understand what property passes in your will and what does not 3. Decide who will get the property that passes in your will Besides the simple, 3-step approach, the book also contains useful reference material explaining more complicated wills. All the forms you need for a simple, legal will are printed on tear-out sheets in the book. Those same forms, plus numerous bonus forms, are included as part of the download kit in MS Word and PDF format.

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Subtitle Everything you need to write a legal will
Market Canada
PDF Preview Download URL http://www.self-counsel.com/docs/write_your_legal_will_in_3_easy_steps.pdf
Operating System This is a 3.65 MB ZIP compressed file containing a folder with the instructions. It can be used on any recent Windows, Macintosh, or Linux operating system. The kit requires an internet connection and MS Word or equivalent word processor.
File Size 3.65 MB
ISBN 978-1-77040-267-6
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Author Details - Tom Carter, BA, MA, LLB

Tom Carter operated a private law practice for nearly 20 years, dedicated to meeting the complex legal needs of our aging population. His specialization included wills and estates, incapacity planning, and adult guardianship and trusteeship. In 1999 he closed the practice to take a position as a senior trust officer and estate consultant with Canada Trust, and is now teaching law at Grant MacEwan University in Edmonton. Carter has been an instructor for the Alberta Bar Admission Course (wills and estates) and has published several articles on aging and relevant legal issues. He is the author of Alberta Incorporation Kit, Living Wills Kit, and So You've Been Appointed Executor for Self-Counsel Press.
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