Let’s face it, life can get busy and to-do lists can seem never-ending. At Willful, we did the heavy lifting to make estate planning as painless as possible while skipping an expensive visit to a lawyer. Unlock peace of mind knowing there’s a plan in place for you and your loved ones.Meet our legal advisors →
We’ll ask you straightforward questions about your wishes, with guided prompts along the way. In just 20 minutes you’ll have a customized legal will.
You’ll be able to review your documents before paying. If needed, you can easily make changes anytime.
Follow the detailed signing instructions to make your documents legally valid.
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You do not need to visit a lawyer or notary to make a will in Quebec. As long as your will complies with the provincial requirements for signing/witnessing, a will created through Willful carries the same legal weight as one created by a lawyer or notary. Willful's $99 plan is what's called a "will in front of witnesses," which does not require any involvement by a lawyer or notary. The most common type of will in Quebec is called a notarial will - this type of will requires a notary to either draft or execute it. If you purchase Willful's $349 notarial plan we guide you through the process with our partner notary. Some people may benefit from the advice of a lawyer or notary for complex matters, and might need customized language beyond what is offered on Willful. If you're not sure if Willful is right for you, reach out to our team and we'd be happy to provide more information.Read more about legal wills in Quebec →
The probate process is designed to confirm whether a will meets the formal requirements set out by the Quebec Civil Code. It is initiated by the will’s named liquidator, or any interested party. There’s a simple rule for whether probate is required: if you execute a notarial will (like Willful's $349 Notarial will), probate is not required (the Civil Code dictates that notarial wills are not subject to probate). If you have any other type of will, including Willful's $99 Will, probate is required. Notarial wills are the most common form of will executed in Quebec due to the fact that they don’t require probate when you pass away. This saves time and legal fees.
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Willful offers two plans in Quebec. The first plan costs $99 for a non-notarial will, which you print/sign/witness at home. This plan requires probate after you pass away. The second option is a $349 notarial will, which includes execution by Willful's notary partner. A notarial will does not require probate after you pass away, saving your family time and money, and it is the most common type of will in Quebec.More details on pricing →
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.
In addition to Quebec, Willful is available to residents of Ontario, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, and British Columbia.
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