Protect yourself and your family
Get the peace of mind you deserve with abwills and your participating registry agent.
- Provide your family members with the protection and support they need in the event of your death or incapacitation.
- Help ensure that your wishes are carried out and that your family is financially secure after you are gone.
Get the documents you need
We will guide you through the estate planning process, so you can get the following legally valid-documents in less that an hour.
- Personal Directive
- Enduring Power of Attorney
- Personal Estate Inventory for your Executor
Have your documents signed and witnessed
Either print your documents and take them to your participating registry agent or authorize the agent to print them for you. Either way, there is no need for anyone at the registry to read your Will.
The process at the registry office will include:
- The agent will ask you for two pieces of identification, one of which should be government-issued photo ID, to verify your identity.
- Sticky tabs will be placed in the following locations, each of which begins on a new page:
- at the end of the Will. This will be signed and by you and the two witnesses. where you and the two witnesses provided by the registry office, date and sign the Will.
- on the next page. This is the all-important Affidavit of Witness to a Will. This will be completed by the Commissioner of Oaths for the registry office.
- on pages 2 and 4 of the Enduring Power of Attorney. This will be signed and by you and the two witnesses.
- on page 3 of the Personal Directive. Once again, this will be signed and by you and the two witnesses.
How it Works
Click Start for free to create an account with abwills, then
- abwills guides you through creating the documents needed to protect you and your family.
- You make the decisions about your estate plan, taking as little or as much time as you want, while making unlimited updates.
- You visit your preferred registry agent, when your documents are complete, where:
- Your documents are printed and your signature is witnessed by registry staff, who do not read your documents.
- A Commissioner for Oaths, appointed under Alberta’s Notaries and Commissioners Act, completes an Affidavit of Execution to your Will.
- Your executed documents are delivered to you in a convenient-to-store package.
- You store the documents in a safe place and ensure someone can locate them when the need arises.
Do You Need Legal Advice?
abwills does not provide legal advice. Consider consulting an estate planning specialist if you have a complicated personal life or financial situation, such as:
- being in a second (or later) relationship and wanting to ensure your children are treated fairly if you predecease your partner
- potential capital gains, from the disposition of Qualified Small Business Corporation shares or Qualified Farm Property, that exceed your Lifetime Capital Gains Exemption of approximately $900,000.