What Makes an Online Will Legal in Canada?
For an online will to be legally valid in Canada, it must meet the following criteria:
- The testator (the person making the will) must be the age of majority in their province.
- The testator must be of sound mind and aware of what they are doing.
- The will must be signed by the testator in the presence of two witnesses who are not beneficiaries of the estate.
- The witnesses must also sign the will in the presence of the testator.
As long as these conditions are met, an online will is considered legally valid, regardless of whether it was created by a lawyer or not.