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Making a Will

I’m trying to get things in order to create just a basic will for myself. I’m unwed, no children, and have zero contact with my parents, but by default I think they are entitled to my assets should I pass away before I am married or have kids.

I don’t have a lot, but what I do have I don’t want my parents to be able to touch; I want everything to go to my siblings.

My question is, how do I even go about this? I don’t have a lawyer, and it would be a basic will so I’m not looking to spend a lot of money.

Thank you all in advance!

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  1. This might be a good place to start – https://www.lawdepot.com/. They have wills online and walk you through the process by asking you a series of questions. If anyone has used them before, I’d be curious to hear what you think of the service.

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  2. Tom Kinakin Tom Kinakin says:

    Registries have self will kits. Pretty straight forward.

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  3. Go to any registry. They have a kit you buy and it helps you create a will and will tell you where to go to submit it to make it legal.

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  4. Sue Dubya Sue Dubya says:

    You are correct. If you die ‘intestate’ there is a right of disposition. If you are unwed, with no children, then the eldest parent becomes the person who would make decisions on your funeral.
    However, insofar as your estate, you would need to seek the advice of an attorney to confirm. Even a basic Will would be nominal in cost. For $250-$300, it would be in your best interest to ensure it is written correctly, if you are adverse to having your parents receive any of your assets, regardless of what you own.
    Designate a Next of Kin, and an Executor for your own piece of mind.

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  5. Nicole Kent does this stuff! And she comes to you!

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  6. As long as your Will lists where you want your assets to go and it’s properly signed (signed by you in front of 2 witnesses) you will be fine. The Wills and Succession Act of Alberta is a good read for information

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  7. Shelley Peck Shelley Peck says:

    Hand written wills are legal in Alberta. You can follow standard template

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  8. Lyn Hessels Lyn Hessels says:

    Metro and UofA often provide very reasonably priced classes on wills. I think you will find the classes and the instructors very helpful in writing a will that cannot be contested by people who would be inclined to do so.

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  9. Katy Yorke Katy Yorke says:

    You can go online to the Court of Queens Bench and download a will ♥️

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  10. Funeral homes give good will kits out for free

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  11. Type your own, as long as you have 2 witnesses it’s fine.

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  12. Can’t you get Will forms from Alberta registries? Maybe they can help you out.

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  13. Nasab Radwan Nasab Radwan says:

    Samantha Jones knows her stuff !! Or can direct you to the places you need to go to

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  14. Oh! I can put you in touch with a will making company (free of charge, I don’t sell this) that is amazing!! PM me if you want.

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  15. For a basic will you can purchase a will kit at any stapes

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  16. Gale Harwood Gale Harwood says:

    Good if you for thinking of this!! It’s shocking how many people have no Wills at all

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  17. Clearly you have wishes you want carried out, if you should pass. People don’t realise the importance of WILLS. People don’t understand the importance of getting a Will done properly. Please make sure your Will is done either through a lawyer or a Reputable Will KIT. Some ‘supposed’ will kits are easily contested in court. Be careful.
    This document will ensure your last and final wishes are carried out.

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  18. Kevin Houle Kevin Houle says:

    No need for a lawyer or official form. All you need is a letter stating what your wishes are and that it’s signed by a witness.

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  19. Leeny IRule Leeny IRule says:

    We used this. It’s totally free and was accepted at the funeral home when my husband passed away 7 months ago. We used a nurse, social worker and a priest as witnesses. You just call them and they’ll mail you the documents on how to do it and a blank will to fill in.

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