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October is Free Wills Month!

Free Wills Month brings together a group of well respected charities to offer members of the public aged 55 and over the opportunity to have their simple Wills written or updated free of charge by using participating lawyers in selected locations around Ontario – Hamilton, London, Sudbury and Windsor.

An up to date Will written by a lawyer ensures your wishes are respected. It also avoids difficult decisions and legal complications for your loved ones. Free Wills Month allows you to provide for family and friends and leave a gift to your chosen charities too.

A gift in your Will costs you nothing now but can make a difference for years to come.

To take part in Free Wills Month please follow the steps and enter some information to find details of your closest participating lawyers and view information about the charities that are supporting the campaign. Then all you need to do is contact a convenient lawyer to book your appointment. Appointments are limited and available on a first come first served basis.


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The charities behind Free Wills Month

An up-to-date Will gives you peace of mind, knowing your affairs are in order. It also helps your closest family at a particularly difficult time for them.

Of course, it’s an opportunity to help some great charities at the same time. Gifts in Wills are vital to charities.  Many charities depend on them for up to half their income.

Most people decide to leave sums of money but some leave specific items like jewelry, shares or even real estate.  One of the simplest ways to give is to leave part of the residue of your estate to charity after you have allocated gifts to family and friends, because it saves you thinking about a specific sum

Leaving a charitable gift in your Will helps the next generation.  Charitable gifts also help you achieve your estate planning objectives while at the same time maximising your personal tax advantage. Your chosen lawyer will be able to guide you on the necessary arrangements and wording.

Please consider which charities you would like to support and how you would like to do it. On behalf of all the causes that will benefit from your kindness – a heartfelt ‘thank you’.

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2. Charities in your area

Find a lawyer in your area

Please enter your details below to populate the map with your nearest participating lawyers.

Each red marker indicates a different law office, the blue marker is the postal code you entered. You may need to zoom in to see all available offices. Clicking a red marker will reveal the lawyer’s details.

Your details will remain confidential and will not be disclosed to any charities or third parties. We will only use your information to contact you regarding this Free Wills Month campaign.

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    3. Choose a lawyer

    What happens next

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    Now that you’ve hopefully selected a nearby lawyer and requested an appointment please download our free Will guide and complete it as fully as you can before your meeting. This will help you think through some of the aspects of writing a Will and it will enable the lawyer to help you more effectively.

    If you have any further questions or had any trouble finding a suitable lawyer please send us a message .


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    How does the campaign work?

    Members of the public aged 55 and over contact one of the law firms taking part in a Free Wills Month campaign at some time during the designated month to request an appointment.

    The attorney will help to draw up a Will that accurately reflects the wishes of the individual or couple. Those taking up the offer are under no obligation to leave a gift to one of the Free Wills Month charities, however, we earnestly hope that many will see this as a chance to help their favorite cause.

    Who is the campaign open to?

    Free Wills Month is intended for Individuals or couples aged 55 and over. In the case of couples making ‘mirror’ Wills, it is sufficient that one has reached the age of 55.

    Do the charities get a copy of each Will?

    No. The only documentation that is sent on to us is the confidential declaration form which asks questions such as where people heard of the campaign, their age and whether or not they have left a gift to one or more of the Free Wills Month charities.

    What happens if a Will is complicated?

    We have agreed that the campaign will cover the writing of ‘simple’ Wills. If your Will needs some more work, the attorney may ask you to pay the balance yourself, however, most people only require simple Wills.

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