Willful’s software was developed alongside leading estate lawyers so you can create a legal will for a fraction of the price – all from the comfort of your own home.
Tell us a few basic details like your name, location, and marital status so we can recommend the plan that’s right for you.
Once you select a plan, our software guides you through questions about your beneficiaries, funeral preparations, and other end-of-life preferences, compiling your answers into a document that’s ready for your review. You can edit, update, or add information at any time.
Once your document is complete, follow our simple instruction page to review it, print it, and have it signed on the dotted line to make it legally-binding. Make changes at any time for free to keep your will current.
Once you’ve created your will with Willful you’ll have peace of mind knowing you and your family are protected for tomorrow.
A person who dies without a will is called an intestate, and most people don’t know what happens if you die without one. It’s a common myth that the government can claim your money and assets, but it’s not true. They do have the ability to have a say in how your assets or estate gets divided between family members. Creating a will also means you can control how your assets are distributed to beneficiaries over time, instead of children receiving a lump sum when they turn 18.
No, a lawyer does not have to create your will. It’s simply a document that outlines your key end-of-life wishes. The key is that your will has to be signed by you and two competent adult witnesses who are both present at the same time. The original hard copy of that signed document needs to be stored in a safe place where your executor or a family member can access it. At Willful we worked with multiple estate lawyers to create the legal documents for our software so you know you’ve covered all your bases.
Canadian law dictates that your will has to be printed, signed, and stored as a hard copy. While we’re working to change this, right now all Willful customers will need to follow these steps to ensure their will is legally-binding.
A Power of Attorney for Property and a Power of Attorney for Personal Care –
also known as a living will – are both designed to be acted on while you’re still alive, for example if you are in an accident and not able to make decisions for yourself or your property. By creating those documents, you appoint someone else to act on your behalf. A will, on the other hand, doesn’t take effect until you pass away.
Willful is designed for Canadians who have assets, whether that’s property or something of monetary value. While the majority of Canadians can create a will using Willful, there are situations where your estate would be too complex for our software. An example of this could be if you own homes in multiple countries.
Creating a legal will involves abiding with provincial and territorial laws.
Right now our wills are only available to residents of Ontario, but we are working with our team of estate lawyers to expand across Canada. Our next launch locations will be B.C. and Alberta, but we plan to expand to all Canadian provinces and territories over time.