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The Company is operated by PartingWishes Inc., a privately held corporation based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, providing services which span the globe.  We are an independent organization, not tied to a funeral home or law firm.  We provide services which make use of the ultimate convenience of the Internet and the latest in secure encryption technologies.  Formed in 2000, we have a dedicated team devoted to ensuring the best customer service possible, as well as an extensive list of partners and private investors.

Our mandate is to allow people to document, maintain and communicate their parting wishes in a very easy, convenient, private, secure and cost-effective manner, without the need to pay for the high expenses of a lawyer.  This includes U.S., Canadian and international legal documents such as wills (Last Will and Testament), power of attorney, living wills, funeral plans, online memorials, last messages, important files and documents, medical health care directives, estate planning and other advance directives.If you wish, all of your legal documents can be stored and maintained by you online, in a completely private and secure manner. This will ensure that you can keep it updated to reflect any changes in your financial or family situation.

The website allows members to document their Last Will and Testament, Living Will, Power of Attorney and Funeral Wishes.  In addition, members can upload important files, create messages to be sent after they have passed away and they can also create a permanent online memorial web site about their life which only becomes active after they are gone. uses a unique Member-Keyholder® relationship, which ensures that the information created by our members is completely secure, yet available to their designated personal Keyholders® only at the appropriate time.

Our Executive Team

Tim Hewson

Tim Hewson

Chief Executive Officer

Tim Hewson co-founded PartingWishes Inc. in 2000.  Since graduating from Loughborough University of Technology in the UK with an Honors degree in Human Factors he has accumulated over 15 years experience as a telecommunications consultant and Business Manager for small companies in the UK and in Canada.  He also has extensive experience in e-commerce business management for large corporations in Canada and the United States, and has worked as a Product Manager for market leading Call Center and Unified Messaging products.

Tim has over 24 years of experience helping people to write their Will and other estate planning documents. He has been interviewed by many of the major news media outlets and has contributed to articles in most leading publications. He has also contributed to a number of financial planning books.

Throughout his career, Tim has written extensively on the subject of Will writing and estate planning.

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Henry Raud

Henry Raud

President and Chief Technology Officer

Henry Raud has over 20 years experience in the PC, telecommunications and software development industry.

Since graduating with an Honors Computer Science degree from the University of Toronto, he has held several technology and executive management positions in a multinational corporation.  During that time, he has been responsible for the successful delivery of many complex software development projects.

Henry joined forces with Tim Hewson in 2000 to form PartingWishes Inc.

As President and CTO, he has full accountability and responsibility for all website and software development activities, as well as managing the financials of the corporation.

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Our Advisory Team

Bradley M. Sniderman - Attorney at Law

Cindy Harm, BA, MBA - Senior Business Advisor

John Lumsden, CISSP - Principal Engineer, Tangible Consulting

Gordon Allison, BSc - Human Factors Consultant

December 12, 2023

LegalWills Approved as Participant in the Law Society of Ontario's Access to Innovation Program

LegalWills, Canada's first dedicated online Wills and estate planning platform, is proud to announce its approval as a participant in the Law Society of Ontario's Access to Innovation (A2I) program. This approval is a testament to LegalWills' dedication to innovation and the protection of clients and their private information.


July 25, 2023


With further international expansion, LegalWills' online Will-writing services are now available in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and South Africa.


May 16, 2023

LegalWills and NotaryPro Join Forces To Offer Canada’s First Fully Digital End To End Process To Create and Notarize A Will

Canadians will be able to create and virtually commission or notarize their Wills without leaving their home.


January 12, 2023

Meridian Credit Union Partners with Online Will Providers to Deliver Digital Estate Planning Solutions

Partnership will help Meridian Members create a will online.


October 19, 2022 helps Ontarians set up their Will with an easy, user-friendly online service during Make a Will Month

From digital assets like social media accounts, music playlists, and cryptocurrency, to setting up a pet trust and ensuring your loved ones are looked after, November is a reminder that it is never the wrong time to draft or update a Will – and there are options that make it easier than ever.


September 29, 2022 to help British Columbians to set up their Will during Make a Will Week

With recent provincial changes allowing for digital signatures, remote witnesses, and electronic storage of Wills, is the only online Wills provider that offers a fully digital estate planning service.


May 5, 2022

BC leading the way with e-signature law for electronic Wills: Why other provinces should follow suit

The Law Society of BC has recently granted a number of electronic Will writing services such as their seal of approval for using e-signatures and digital storage solutions. Months after British Columbia became the first province in Canada to put this important law in place, other jurisdictions have yet to follow suit.


December 1, 2021

Canadian Armed Forces Member is First Canadian to Have a Completely Digital Will

Canadian history was made in British Columbia at 12:01 this morning as Royce Burningham became the first person in Canada to have an electronically signed and witnessed Will through a partnership between and Syngrafii.


November 23, 2021

Leading Online Will Company,, Provides Canada's Only Full Service Solution to Bill 21 partners with technology provider Syngrafii to bring British Columbia a complete online Will solution - from electronic wills, to e-signatures, and secure storage, as of December 1st, 2021 British Columbians can manage their estate planning completely online.


May 27, 2021

More Young Canadians are Taking Control of their Estate Planning, Thanks to Online Will Platforms

A recent survey found that the number of Canadians aged 18-24 with an up to date Will more than doubled from 2016 to 2021.


April 28, 2021

Online Will Provider, LegalWills, Announces New Initiative to Support First Responders

As the country celebrates National First Responder's Day on May 1st, Canada's longest standing online Will provider is offering first responders, including Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), paramedics, firefighters, and police officers, a Will and Power of Attorney free of charge for the entire month.


March 23, 2021

Pandemic influenced Canadians to prepare estate planning documents survey found that COVID-19 influenced over half of survey participants to write or update their Will.


October 15, 2020 becomes the first bilingual online Will writing service in Canada, the online provider of Wills, Power of Attorney, and other common legal documents is now available in both official languages, in every Canadian province and territory.


August 18, 2020 Restructures Their Online Estate Planning Service to Support Quebec has given their online estate planning service an overhaul in order to support Quebec laws, making the online provider of Wills, Power of Attorney, and other common legal documents available in every Canadian province and territory.


July 30, 2020

Online Will Provider, LegalWills, Announces New Initiative to Support Teachers and Educational Staff as they Return to School

Industry leader in online estate planning, LegalWills, responds to teachers' worries about returning to their classrooms in September - amidst the COVID-19 pandemic - by providing free Wills and Health Care Power of Attorney documents to US, UK, and Canadian teachers and education workers.


September 24, 2019 launches innovative tools to secure assets for Estate Executors

According to the Bank of Canada, there are a total of 2 million unclaimed accounts passed to them by banks and other financial institutions. Many of these belong to deceased account holders, because the estate Executor had no knowledge of the account. If the account remains unclaimed, the balance passes to the Receiver General of Canada.


June 7, 2016

US survey reveals that 72% of Americans do not have an up-to-date Will

A revealing survey by suggests that previous surveys may have under-reported the number of Americans without a Will by not including those who have a Will that is out-of-date.


June 7, 2016

New survey reveals that 74% of Canadians do not have an up-to-date Will

A new survey by suggests that previous surveys may have under-reported the number of Canadians without a Will by not including those who have a Will that is out-of-date.


March 14, 2014

What would happen to your assets if you died today?

Canadian Legal Wills (, Canada's top provider of online wills, power of attorney and living wills, and MyLifeLocker (, the ultimate organizational system for all of life's little details, have joined forces to provide Canadians with security and peace of mind when it matters most.


March 31, 2009 launches innovative, do-it-yourself legal Will service

A new service offered by allows individuals to prepare their Will, in the convenience of their own home, for a fraction of the cost of hiring a solicitor. has worked with solicitors in the UK to provide a completely interactive service with clear, concise online help that steps people through the process of creating a legal Will.


February 19, 2009

A Legal Will Does Not Last a Lifetime

Most Americans do not have a legal Will, but of those that do, most are not kept current. The process of amending one's Will with a lawyer is inconvenient and expensive, but a new online service by allows people to maintain their legal Will conveniently and cost effectively.


January 22, 2009

A Legal Will Does Not Last a Lifetime

Most Canadians do not have a legal Will, but of those that do, most are not kept current. The process of maintaining one's Will is extremely important, but with a lawyer it can be inconvenient and expensive. A new online service by allows people to maintain their legal Will conveniently and cost effectively.


October 18, 2002 Announces Unique Funeral Planning Service has launched the latest in a portfolio of services that allow their members to communicate their parting wishes to friends and loved ones after they have passed away.


October 15, 2002 Announces Unique Service For Communicating Messages After Death announces the latest in a portfolio of services that allow their members to communicate their parting wishes to friends and loved ones after they have passed away. The "MyMessages" service allows members to prepare multimedia messages to friends and loves ones. These messages remain completely private and only get delivered to their recipients after the member has passed away.


October 1, 2002 Introduces New Online Canadian Legal Will Service announces a revolutionary new service, enabling consumers to create and update their Wills over the Internet. Now, from the comfort and privacy of their own home, all that a consumer needs is an Internet connection and about 30 minutes to create a custom Will that is legal in their local jurisdiction.


November 3, 2000 Launches Unique Internet Estate Planning Services has launched a unique portfolio of services that allow consumers to communicate their final wishes to loved ones after they have passed away. The interactive website includes services for describing funeral wishes, drafting a legal Will and preparing multimedia messages.


Recent news articles covering our services

August 21, 2023

Should You Get AI to Write Your Will?

by Tim Hewson, Fintech

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its potential have captivated the world. It is a powerful tool, but should you entrust the creation of your last Will and testament to AI?

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February 15, 2022

Have you answered the 'what happens to my family if I die suddenly' question?

Rob Carrick, Globe and Mail

What would happen to your family if you died suddenly? If you have an up to date will and term life insurance, you can be confident you've done your best to provide an answer.

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January 12, 2022

How Do Online Wills Fit Into the New Gift Planning Landscape?

Canadian Association of Gift Planners

Online Will writing is exploding in Canada, fueled by entrepreneurs who see a need in the market, better technology, changing demographics, and of course, COVID-19 making us all more aware of our mortality.

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January 5, 2022

Tim Hewson: Removing the Barriers To Preparing Estate Planning Documents

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Most people don't have a Will, but everybody needs one. We are addressing the barriers to preparing a Will by making the process affordable and convenient.

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December 31, 2021

Why you should make a will in 2022 and why it's never been easier in B.C.

by Chad Pawson, CBC News is an online platform that was prepared for B.C.'s Dec. 1 changes by partnering with e-signature company Syngrafii. "The ability to sign online is a great idea in our modern age," said Royce Burningham, who executed his will with the company on Dec. 1.

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December 28, 2021

Canadians 'freaked out' by COVID rush to make plans for their money after death

by Sigrid Forberg, MoneyWise

Online estate planning company noted its sales spiked 300 per cent in March 2020. In response, the business ran a survey in February 2021 in which two-thirds of participants said writing a will was something they'd been meaning to do for a while, with about half indicating that the pandemic influenced them to draw up or update the document.

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December 22, 2021

Why fewer wills are being stored in lawyer vaults

by Jennifer Ferreira, CTV News

A survey conducted by earlier this year shows that more than half of participants decided to write or update their wills within the past 12 months because of the pandemic.

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December 20, 2021

Start your family on the path to financial wellness

by Lesley-Anne Scorgie, Toronto Star

If you’ve got an old will, it's possible it's invalid now. Let this be your cue for a refresh. You can do your will through a lawyer (typically when your situation is a bit more complicated) or through an online platform like...

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December 14, 2021

Choosing the kind of last will and testament to make

by Elizabeth Raymer, Canadian Lawyer Magazine

LegalWills is one of a few companies to offer online will-making services across Canada, including in the province of Quebec, and is the first (and to date only) such service to offer the forms in French as well as English.

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November 11, 2020

Best Online Will Makers List

by Best Online Will Makers USA

US Legal Wills are very affordable compared to many other companies or the average rates of hiring a lawyer to prepare your document. Each of their products and services come at a different price point, but all of them stay well below the market’s average. Our bottom line is that this is a hugely popular online will service with a sufficient reputation and some great revision features.

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November 11, 2020

The Best Online Will Making Programs

by Rachel Hartman, U.S. News

To set up specific instructions for loved ones, you can create a will through U.S. Legal Wills. The online will making tool asks questions about your estate to help you line up information your executor can use to properly distribute assets. You can also tap into additional features, such as a mirror capability that lets you share data between spousal accounts.

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November 9, 2020

Online will DIY kits flooding the US

by Jiro Honda, CONAN Daily News

US Legal Wills have online will kits that are incredibly fast to create. The process takes 20 minutes, yet is fully customizable with many options, the end document can also be reviewed by a lawyer. There’s a bunch of other legal documents to make use of, such as Trusts, Power of Attorneys and Expatriate Wills. These features make it truly stand out.

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August 17, 2020

People are eager to have their wills made amid COVID-19 concerns

by Kaitie Fraser, CBC News

"We've certainly seen this year that trigger for writing a will has never been higher," said Tim Hewson, CEO and co-founder of LegalWills. About one will is completed every minute on LegalWills, said Hewson, who also saw a record number of people using the service in April.

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August 5, 2020

Estate planning company offers Canadian education workers free wills ahead of September

by Travis Dhanraj, Global News

LegalWills is offering Canadian education workers free wills and Health Care Power of Attorney documents in August as debate continues over how to reopen schools safely in the fall amid the coronavirus pandemic. "We wanted to do our part to support the education workers who are returning to school and risking their own health and safety during these uncertain times," said Tim Hewson, the estate planning company's chief executive officer and co-founder.

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May 14, 2020

The 6 Best Online Will Makers of 2020


US Legal Wills has one of the most affordable will options we've seen, offers 40% off forms for partners or spouses, and also has an add-on service to get an attorney to review your estate plan. Plus, it's one of the only websites that accommodates affordable wills for expats and those who have assets outside the U.S.

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April 23, 2020

COVID-19 prompts more people to make wills

by Ross McLaughlin, CTV News

"April has been our busiest month in our 20 years of offering our services, by some margin," Tim Hewson, President of, said in an email to CTV News.

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April 1, 2020

Coronavirus has 'unprecedented' number of Canadians making a will

by Maham Abedi, Global News

A similar uptick in usage is occurring at another online legal document creation company called Canadian Legal Wills. Tim Hewson, the co-founder and president of the company, said the rise in demand has been "unprecedented" across the company's operations in Canada, United States and the United Kingdom.

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March 12, 2020

The best online will writing services in the UK

by Liam, Money to the Masses

Legal Wills: Basic service with Wills prepared from an online questionnaire, printed by the customer then signed and witnessed. Legal Wills has received over 80 reviews on Google with an average score of 4.9 out of 5.0.

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January 31, 2020

Finally going to make a will? Here's what the experts say you should consider

by Truc Nguyen, CBC

For instance, for less than one hundred dollars, does offer a lawyer-review service for your documents to offer what Hewson describes as "reassurances, suggestions, recommendations," but that report is provided via email. "We do have [this service] as a safeguard because we do have options that allow people to become quite creative with what they want to put in," says Hewson.

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January 1, 2020

Best Online Wills

Top Consumer Reviews

U.S. Legal Wills is designed to offer all the legal documentation one might be in need of before the end of life. They have been in business for over 19 years and are run by Parting Wishes, Inc. which is the parent company of Parting Wishes. The products they offer consist of a Last Will and Testament, Power of Attorney, Living Will, Expatriate Will, and Life Locker.

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January 4, 2020

4 financial resolutions to really get a handle on your money in 2020

by Erica Alini, Global News

Thankfully, crossing off both a will and life insurance from your to-do list is getting easier and easier if you have a simple financial situation. Solutions like Willful and Legal Wills allow Canadians to make wills and set up a power of attorney online and for a fraction of the cost of seeing a lawyer.

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December 4, 2019

Technology tools to make estate planning easier

by Ian Hull, The Globe and Mail provides users access to wills and powers of attorney templates so that they can create their own estate-planning documents and store copies of them online securely after they have been executed. Although these services might lack personal connection and personalized legal advice, they may be a suitable alternative to formal lawyer-assisted estate planning for individuals who favour convenience and expediency.

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November 6, 2019

The Best Online Will Making Programs

by Rachel Hartman, U.S. News & World Report

To manage assets outside of the U.S. or set up specific instructions for loved ones, you can create a will through US Legal Wills. The online will-making tool asks questions about your estate to help you line up information your executor can use to properly distribute assets. You can also tap into additional features, such as a mirror capability that lets you share data between spousal accounts.

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November, 2019

Online will writers

The Times, Money Mentor

What does offer? As well as offering you the ability to create single and mirror wills through its site, it provides some specialist services for US and Canadian expats.

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October 30, 2019

How to Write a Will Online

by Rachel Hartman, U.S. News & World Report

If you want to leave an inheritance to minors, you can set up a trust and name a trustee to manage it. "You can then decide in your will the age that you think is most appropriate for the minor to receive their inheritance," says Tim Hewson, founder and CEO of in New York.

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October 22, 2019

13 Best Online Will Makers in 2020

by Josh Patoka, Well Kept Wallet

Most online will makers only provide service if you live in the 50 U.S. states. US Legal Wills offers wills for expatriates who live outside the United States. You can also get a will if you have assets in Canada or the United Kingdom.

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October 21, 2019

How To Write A Will: A Guide For Canadians

How to Save Money

You can either write it on a blank piece of paper in your own handwriting or use an online interactive will service ( If anything, remember that your will must be signed and dated by yourself, and two attending witnesses that are not beneficiaries or your spouse, for good measure.

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October 15, 2019

Here are the top estate planning mistakes to avoid

by Carol Roth, Fox Business

Despite knowing this, too many people put off gathering key documents together. Tim Hewson, president of, believes that "waiting for a 'more appropriate time' to put together your will is a mistake. Everybody should have a will. It should be written when you are young and updated throughout your life as your circumstances change."

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September 27, 2019

Golden arches and a sick singer; In-The-News is a little squirrely for Sept. 27

The Chronicle Journal

Among the big errors is assuming that all assets will go to the surviving spouse if there are children. Failing to have someone in charge of the estate can also tear families apart, says Tim Hewson, president of

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September 26, 2019

Dying without a will can expose families to financial hardships, say experts

by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press

"If you care about any people while you're alive to leave them without a will you're leaving people with such a mess," says Tim Hewson, president of, an online service available in Canada outside Quebec. Failing to have someone in charge of the estate can tear families apart, he said in an interview. "Families who have previously got along just fine, if there's no process, there's nobody in charge, then that can cause a lot of animosity and acrimony in families."

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June 29, 2019

What Trends Are Shaping Law In 2019? 22 Experts Share Their Insights

by Sam Mire, Disruptor Daily

Tim Hewson, co-founder and CEO of "I think estate planning has seen a dramatic change over the last decade or so. Dozens of websites offer online estate planning services that have become more and more sophisticated. Between them, millions of wills and other estate planning documents have been created, but not one of these websites is offered by a law firm."

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June 11, 2019

Are Canadian Will Kits or Online Wills Worth It?

by Tom Drake, Maple Money has been providing Canadians with online estate planning products for almost 20 years, a fact which lends to their credibility in the industry. That said, their top selling point is affordability. With, you can receive a last will and testament for as little as $49.95, while a couple's package that includes a will, and power of attorney for you and your spouse, is only $144.

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May 29, 2019

Will Millennials Be the First Generation to Stop Fearing Death?

by Sam Juric, The Walrus

Tim Hewson was thirty-two when he co-founded Legal Wills, in 2000, after he realized how ill prepared he and his friends were: one night while out for after-work drinks, his group realized not one person at the table had a will. He soon left his job at a tech company and cofounded his web service, where clients can pay to have their wills prepared online.

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March 4, 2019

What Happens If You Die Without a Will? You Might Leave Behind Hurt Feelings, Legal Battles and Chaos

by Dan Rafter, Quicken Loans, Money Matters

Tim Hewson, chief executive officer of, an online service based in New York City that helps people write their wills, said that confusion often reigns when people die without a will. As Hewson said, if you die without a will, people will inevitably try to claim parts of your estate. Resentment might result when someone finally steps up to take responsibility. The person who wants to handle the disbursement of your estate will have to apply through a court process to be officially appointed as the estate administrator. While this happens, your assets will be frozen.

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January 9, 2019

Should You Make a Free Will Online?

by Rachel Hartman, U.S. News & World Report

If you use an online service, you'll have access to software that guides you through the process. "You don't receive any legal advice with this option," says Tim Hewson, president of Many of the online options allow you to make updates over time if your circumstances change. Asking for professional help to create a will gives you the opportunity to have an expert help you think through details. "This is likely to give you a well-drafted will, but it is the most expensive and least convenient approach," Hewson says.

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December 27, 2018

Why It's Important to Have a Will and How to Write One

by Anja Webb, NY Metro Parents allows you to make your will at home by simply filling in a form and answering questions. With a fee of approximately $40, it's a more affordable option for young professionals or those with young children.

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December 15, 2018

You don't need to be extremely wealthy to make donations that count

by Jorgen Vik, The Daily Progress

According to U.S. Legal Wills, approximately eight out of nine with a will have not included a charitable beneficiary among their heirs (

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October 27, 2018

Money 123: Importance of having a Will

by Erica Alini, Global News

Like saving for retirement, writing a legal will is a financial must-do. In this edition of our Money 123 series, online journalist Erica Alini looks at what can happen when someone dies without a will. has been online since 2003. It operates all over English-speaking Canada and is planning to launch with an English-language website in Québec next year. (But the company is also working on a French-language service to be rolled out throughout the country, co-founder Tim Hewson told Global News.)

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October 20, 2018

7 bad things that can happen if you don't have a will — and how to get one for cheap

by Erica Alini, Global News

But perhaps most importantly, LegalWills allows for unlimited free updates to your will, which means you don't have to pay a lawyer if, say, you have another child or get divorced. Still, if you'd like to get a legal opinion on your online draft, the site will connect you to a lawyer who'll review what you have.

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July 31, 2018

Canadians' legal will options, made easy

by Robb Engen, The Toronto Star is the most affordable and comprehensive online will service. Its longevity is an advantage, as many of its will have gone through the probate process without any reported issues.

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September 13, 2017

How Can I Write a Will - The Different Approaches

by Emma Maslin, The Money Whisperer

Online services, like the one provided by Beyond and are becoming more sophisticated, but are built from the same software used by estate planning solicitors. So, although you are not receiving legal advice, the final document is in many cases word for word identical to one prepared by a solicitor.

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November 6, 2017

From age to age, a guide for your Will

by Jean Ko Din, The Catholic Register

Hewson, who is also CEO of, has 17 years of experience under his belt providing Canadians step-by-step support for creating Wills. Having a Will is only the first task, he said. Maintaining the document throughout your lifetime ensures that your estate plan goals will be carried out in your best interest and in the best interest of your heirs.

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July 14, 2017

Do I need a will? How to write a last will and testament, DIY templates and when to prepare one.

by Rob Wile,

If you don't want to write a basic will yourself, you can use online templates from places like Quicken, LegalZoom, and USLegalWills, all of which cost less than $100.

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May 3, 2017

Fast and Simple Way To Make a Will

by Bruce Sellery, Moolala, Money Made Simple

Half of Canadians haven't got a Will. We'll show you the fastest, simplest option out there with Tim Hewson from

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June 30, 2016

Horror Stories: When You Die Without A Will

by Kate Ashford, Forbes, Personal Finance

It's not just young people without a lot of assets. Among seniors age 65 and older, only half have up-to-date wills in place, the survey found. "We really wanted to explore this group after hearing from people who had a will, but had it written before they got married or had children," said Tim Hewson, CEO of, in the press release. "In essence, although they technically had a will, it was worthless."

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June 21, 2016

Is an online will right for you?

by Ross McLaughlin & Carly Yoshida, CTV News creates custom will documents online for about $40. To create an online will, users set up an account, answer a series of questions, and then print the documents. The site promises the entire process will only take about 20 minutes. Since hiring a lawyer to draft a will can potentially cost more than $1,000, the price is attractive for many people looking for a cheaper alternative.

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June 15, 2016

New survey shows 74% of Canadians don't have an up-to-date will

by Lynne Butler, Estate Law Canada

This company is an online will-writing service that uses software to create an interactive experience that results in the customer having a new will. Here is one of the statements made in their report: "The service at uses the exact same software used by estate planning lawyers across Canada. So the final product is usually word-for-word identical to a Will produced by a law office."

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May 19, 2016

Dearly beloved: Prince's death prompts uptick in wills

by Beth Pinsker, Reuters posted a 61 percent surge in the number of people completing a will in the three weeks after Prince's death. Prince's relatives, meanwhile, face the expensive and time-consuming process of a state-ordered probate.

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April 20, 2016

How to write your Last Will and Testament as an expat

by Carole Hallett Mobbs, Expat Child, Financial

The service at allows you to prepare a Will to cover your assets in the UK, the US and Canada, written to deal exclusively with those assets. It differs from other Will preparation services in that a Will created at can work together with a Will written for your new country of residence.

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November 11, 2015

Plan Your Digital Legacy, and Update Often

by Constance Gustke, The New York Times

And some assets like digital currencies, video game characters and Internet domain names exist only in cyberspace. "So they can be overlooked, since they aren't as tangible," said Tim Hewson, president of, adding that such assets "can be worth tens of thousands of dollars."

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June 23, 2015

When a do-it-yourself will is better than no will at all

by Jason Heath, Financial Post

Staples has long offered fill-in-the-blank will kits for $19.95. Companies like offer interactive online wills for $49.95. And Walmart jumped into the will market last year, offering $99 wills through Axess Law Offices in some of their Ontario stores.

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February 22, 2013

How Much Does Estate Planning Cost?

by Arthur Comings, Nerdwallet, Estate Planning

At you can step through a series of questions to create a custom, inexpensive, legal will that you can update at any time at no extra charge. The interactive software will catch errors that you might make with a paper form.

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July 8, 2010

Baby steps to financial preparation

by Angela Self, The Globe and Mail, Personal Finance

With a little homework and prep on your part, you can minimize the cost of working with a lawyer. Will preparation checklists will help. Or, you could draft your own will with help from such websites as

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An overview of the services available at, with a focus on our affiliate partnership program.

Download Company & Partnership Overview

An overview of the services available at, with a focus on our affiliate partnership program.


Media Inquiries

Please direct all media inquiries and interview requests to [email protected] so that they can be routed to the correct individual.


Toll Free in U.S. & Canada: 1-888-660-WILL (888-660-9455), 8am to 8pm Eastern Time
Toll Free in the U.K.: 0800 028 8545

Postal address

Canada: 2420 Bank Street, Suite 45, Ottawa, Ontario, K1V 8S1, Canada
United States: 1632 1st Ave, Suite #26505, New York, NY 10028, U.S.A.
Europe: 27 Old Gloucester Street, London, WC1N 3AX, United Kingdom