The rules relating to wills, powers of attorney and the settlement of an estate are set provincially. While much of the information on this site is general in nature, any specific rules mentioned are based on Ontario law and apply to Ontario residents. If you or members of your family live outside Ontario – or own property in other provinces – some of the rules that apply to your estate will be different than the rules mentioned here.
Information for other jurisdictions
To find out more about specific rules and requirements that apply outside Ontario, here are links to will and estate planning information for most jurisdictions in Canada.
If you don’t make your will according to the laws of the province you live in, your will may not be valid. Having a lawyer draft or review your will is the best way of ensuring it’s valid.