“We finally did it, and it could not have been easier! My husband and I had agreed for years (years!) that we really should get our wills done. But in the back of our minds was the impression that ‘estate planning’ was tedious, complicated and expensive. And how does one go finding a reasonably priced lawyer when you don’t already have one? Well. “Free” took care of the “expensive”, and the idea that someone would give us a manageable list of lawyers we could approach helped us finally decide to go for it now, today, rather than someday.
We found the process very easy, very quick and it was indeed free! We could not be more pleased. We called one of the lawyers on the list provided in the info package mailed to us by the Canadian Free Wills Network. We arranged for an interview, completed the lawyer’s questionnaire, waited about a week and boom. They were showing us our will!
To top it off, in the spirit of “it takes a village to raise a child” it was very easy to add a small legacy gift in the will to support the Calgary Police Youth Foundation’s work to help Calgary’s vulnerable and at risk kids to help keep them safe from crime, and to support their need to be physically, mentally and emotionally safe.
The Canadian Free Wills Network and their lawyers’ offices are open and ready for you. They have set up appropriate steps to keep everyone involved safe in the face of COVID-19. Your lawyer will advise what safety measures their office has implemented and can offer alternatives such as meeting online. No need to wait for later – you can get your will done now and mark that item as DONE!”
If you would like more information on the Canadian Free Wills Network program or are interested in signing up, please email us at CPYF@CalgaryPolice.ca!