Write Your Legal Will in 3 Easy Steps

Everything you need to write a legal will

This is intended for a Canadian audience.

ISBN: 978-1-77040-320-8

Number of pages: 152

Have you made your Will? Do it yourself — it’s 100% legal! You can write your own legal will by following the three easy steps explained in this book. A download kit contained within the book includes blank forms 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 in the download kit which can be accessed through a link found in the book.

More Information
Subtitle Everything you need to write a legal will
Publication Date Jan 14, 2020
Market Canada
About the Download This book contains a link (or URL) that needs to be typed into your web browser's address bar. Enter the link to view the Updates Page. Click on 'Download the Forms' to download the Forms Kit. It will be in a ZIP file format and needs to be unzipped (or extracted) to access the files inside.
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Edition Fourth Edition
Pages 152
Size 8 x 10
ISBN 978-1-77040-320-8
UPC 069635403204

Author Details - Tom Carter and Elyssa Lockhart

Tom Carter, BA, MA, LLB, 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 1998, he closed the practice to take a position as a senior trust officer and estate consultant with Canada Trust, and taught 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.

Elyssa Lockhart, JD, has been practicing law for more than 18 years, focusing on succession of business assets, estate planning, and estate administration. A sought-after speaker, she has given presentations at women’s conferences, legal seminars, and BC Business Thought Leadership events, and has held positions such as president of the Mission Regional Chamber of Commerce, member of the Board of Governors with the University of the Fraser Valley, and director of the BC Winter Games (2014).

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