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- Answer simple questions about your situation and preferences. These questions will guide and empower you to make important decisions regarding the handling of your legacy when the time comes.
We've made it easy for you to create your Will online without any upfront payment. Payment is required only when it’s time to access your document.
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Experience unparalleled speed without sacrificing legal validity. Our platform ensures your Will and powers of attorney are ready in a fraction of the traditional time.
Ensure your assets are distributed as you wish. Our online Will platform offers personalized options, adapting to your family dynamics and ensuring your legacy is preserved.
Generate legal documents and safeguard every aspect of your legacy in one location. Your ClearEstate portal also allows you to connect your accounts, build your inventory to visualize the potential value of your estate and store your documents.
Entrust your vital documents to our SOC2 type 2 certified digital vault. Our commitment to the highest security standards ensures your legacy remains protected and accessible at all times.
While there is no legal requirement to have a Will, it is recommended for everyone over the age of 18 who owns property or has dependents. You should create a Will if any of the following applies to you:
Yes, online Wills are valid in Canada if they meet certain legal requirements, mainly if they are witnessed and executed properly. Each province has its specific legal requirements which are explained in the section “How to execute your Will” that we provide with your generated document.
Yes it is! All clauses contained in your Will have been carefully prepared by lawyers based on applicable jurisdictional legislation.
After you've created your Will with ClearEstate, you'll need to make sure it's signed alongside two witnesses. We'll give you detailed instructions with your Will once generated.
But rest assured, once executed properly, this Will is legally-binding and valid in Canada!
Online wills are suitable for individuals with simple estate planning needs, such as married couples with children who want to leave assets to each other and then to their children. However, for more complex situations like blended families, disinheritance, or unique stipulations, the help of professionals is advisable. ClearEstate's online Will service is suitable for those with property in Canada, assets, children, pets, specific gifts, and charitable contributions in their estate, but more comprehensive planning is required for scenarios like owning property outside Canada, out-of-country executors, disinheritance, custom clauses, or special circumstances.
You don't necessarily need a lawyer to write a Will in Canada. While legal assistance can be helpful, you can create a valid Will on your own as long as it complies with the legal requirements in your province or territory.
A Will in Canada doesn't have to be notarized to be valid. However, the Will must be signed in the presence of two witnesses, who must also sign the Will as witnesses in the presence of the testator. These witnesses should be of legal age and sound mind and should not be beneficiaries or the spouse of a beneficiary. We'll give you detailed instructions with your Will once generated.
If you die without a Will, your estate will be distributed according to the laws of intestacy in your province or territory. This means the government will determine how your assets are distributed, which may not align with your wishes.
Yes, in addition to a Will, our Online Will product includes the generation of Power of Attorney for the protection of your person and property. Those documents allow you to appoint someone to handle your finances on your behalf and specify your healthcare preferences in case you can't make decisions for yourself.
It is important to understand the difference between a Will and an estate plan because they are not created equal. A Will is just the tip of the iceberg, whereas an estate plan optimizes your estate’s value and contains information about every aspect of your estate, including all pertinent information and documentation.
You will be granted access to your portal until your next billing cycle date. At that point, you will loose access to your portal and all information and documents available in it. Once your plan is cancelled, it can be reactivated but only if you are still on your initial billing cycle.