Create Your Will Online In Just 20 Minutes {Giveaway}

Do you have a Last Will and Testament? I must admit that we have been planning to get ours done for a long time, we were waiting to schedule an appointment with a lawyer and after some schedule issues, we ended up completely forgetting about it.

Thankfully, we recently used Willful to create our Will online, without having to pay a lawyer and all from the comfort of our living room.

Some people may think talking about a Will is a morbid topic or they feel like they are too young to have to worry about a Will. However, I am here to tell you how important it is to set up your Will as soon as you can.

Your Last Will and Testament outlines how you wish to distribute your assets such as property, money, or care of minor children after you die.

Not having a Will means that you haven’t left any instructions as to how you would like your property to be divided and distributed. The court will then decide who becomes the caregiver of your children and your estate may not be divided how you want it to be.

Creating your Will is a very important responsibility adults have after they reach the age of majority in their province or territory, and having a Will can help you protect your loved ones from future chaos and complications especially if you are a parent. 

Create Your Will Online In Just 20 Minutes

Both my husband and I set up our Legal Will online using Willful, and we loved how easy it was to navigate the software to get our Wills done. It was so simple. All we had to do was answer some questions, like choosing our executor, who the guardian would be for our children and how we wanted our assets distributed to beneficiaries, as well as our funeral/burial wishes. We then printed out the Wills, got two witnesses to sign them with us and that was all. It took us only 20 minutes.

Since the law requires you to print and sign your will, you can’t sign it online with Willful, so you must have a printer in order to print the paper documents.

If you are Canadian in BC, Ontario, or Alberta, and don’t have a Will yet I recommend you visit Willful and sign up to create yours online. It doesn’t take a long time to set it up, and the peace of mind is 100% worth it.  Plans start at just $99, and they even have a Couples package to create documents for you and your spouse at the same time.

If you have any questions, you can visit the Willful’s Learn section, which has a ton more info, here:

Do you have a Will already? If you haven’t, what is stopping you from creating one? 


Win it: One lucky Canadian reader ( from BC, Ontario, and Alberta) will win a Couples package to create their Will online using Willful ($249 value). Enter to WIN via Rafflecopter below. Good Luck!

Disclosure: This is a partnered post with Willful. However, all opinions and views on this post are 100% my own.

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Angela V

Founder and Writer at One Smiley Monkey blog
Hi, my name is Angela van Tijn and I live in Vancouver, Canada with my wonderful husband, our two boys and our puppy. I am the founder and primary contributor behind One Smiley Monkey. Welcome to my blog!

47 responses to “Create Your Will Online In Just 20 Minutes {Giveaway}”

  1. This is such a good reminder! My hubby and I need to do this. We’ve been putting it off. One time as I was boarding a plane, I quickly wrote an email to my brother saying he’s guardian in case anything happens to us. 🙈 Not sure if that would uphold 😆

  2. This would be great to have, me and hubby really need to write something out, we’re not getting any younger and we both have health issues,so having a will, will help the kids out and hopefully ease any arguing. I already told my husband I don’t want a funeral and I want to be cremated, I already have my plot so that part is done

  3. We finally got ours done last year!

  4. Not yet because of lawyer fees. Will check this site out now. Thanks.

  5. Thanks for the reminder. We keep putting it off, even though we KNOW how important it is. This sounds like a very convenient option.

  6. Thank you for the reminder it is one of the things that get put on the back burner that should not.

  7. Not yet but will check this out.

  8. Haven’t taken the time to make an appointment (busy with baby!) but I understand the importance of having a will.

  9. We don’t have one yet but it’s a necessity and I need to get around to this!

  10. I do have a will, but it needs some changes since my husband’s death. My son and daughter also need to make wills. Thanks for the giveaway.

  11. No but we really need to!

  12. Been meaning to book an appt. to make a new will – ours in about 12 years old and needs updating.

  13. We haven’t made a will yet even though we take this matter seriously. We just seem to postpone it for another time. It is so troublesome especially when we have kids. This would be a wonderful and timely inspiration to get it done. Thanks for this giveaway and this opportunity to do just that. #partner

  14. I have a will, but it’s out of date, so I need to make a new one. What is stopping me is that I was going to make an appointment with a lawyer. I’d love to use this software instead!

  15. This is perfect. I am going to check it out and send it to my kids also.

  16. I have, but like to make yearly changes.

  17. Thanks so much for sharing your experience with Willful Angela – it’s so easy to put off creating a will, and we’re trying to make it just a bit easier. For anyone reading who has questions, feel free to reach out to me anytime at (I’m the CEO – go women CEOs!), and we also have live chat on our website. Cheers!

  18. Thank you for sharing this contest and information. My husband and I need to update our will.

  19. I’m embarrassed to admit, that I’m in my 30s and a parent, and have never even thought about making a will. Thank you for posting this, and for the link. I will be adding this to my to-do list for the summer.

  20. I have a will already but this is great for those that haven’t gotten around to doing one.

  21. I do have a will but it was done a long time ago, my son does need to make a will as he just bought a home.

  22. I have a will but it is very outdated. I think about updating it all the time but the cost is what stops me. I figure an outdated will is better than no will at all but I also realize that it would be best for my family if my will was updated.

  23. We don’t have our wills done yet. We keep saying this will be the year. We’ve been saying it for over 10 years now.

  24. I have been saying for years that I must set up a will but haven’t done it yet. I know it’s important because I’m a parent, own property and have RRSP investments. I want to make sure these go to my daughter.

  25. i’ve thought about it but haven’t got around to it yet.

  26. I had one before getting married, but my husband and I do need one now.
    I guess we keep forgetting to do it.

  27. We just made a new will.

  28. No I haven’t created one yet. Yes I’ve thought about it, I’ve just never done it.

  29. Our will is 25 yrs old 🙁 My MothInLaw passed away 4 weeks ago & my husband is the Executor. Wow! So many little things you need to know & do. It made us realize we really need to update our wills to include much more information than we had. My mom in law had most everything prepared (Thank goodness) but we certainly don’t. It makes it so much easier to your family remaining. It is a must.

  30. Our will is very old and needs updated. I’ll look into this package.

  31. not yet

  32. It was done a long time ago but needs an update

  33. We’ve been meaning to get our wills done for years, ever since we were in a terrible car accident … but life is busy, and we’ve simply forgotten! I’ve never heard of Willful – thank you for this great intro!

  34. We have meant to have wills done for years, but it always gets pushed to the back burner. Thanks!

  35. I have not set up my will, but I think about it all the time. What stops me is some difficult conversations I have to have with family members. I know it needs to be done!

  36. No but my parents just did one

  37. No we haven’t created a Will. Yes, I have thought about and think just procrastination is reason for not having done yet.

  38. The cost of preparing a will is what is preventing me from creating one; the lawyers I have been speaking with stated it would be anywhere between $400-$1,000. So at this, I do not have a personal will, but this is cool. Thank you for the recommendation.

  39. I dont have one yet. I really should for my kids sake. I haven’t dont it because finances are tight

  40. I have thought about it, but have not created one yet. I guess I just do not know where to start.

  41. This has been on my to-do list since the day my son was born… and he’s now 20 months old! It definitely needs to be done still, but it’s so expensive here in Victoria. An online option sounds like a good idea! Thanks for the chance to win!

  42. We really need to get our will set up. I have made appointments and completed my half of the paperwork, but it is waiting for my husband to complete his. With 2 kids I want to make sure we have things in place. This looks like a great way to get it done and at a much more affordable price.

  43. We have a hand written one. Could use an update.

  44. I dont have one yet, but will for sure look into this now

  45. Actually we did do up a will but it was a very long time age and we have changes that we want to make because other things have changed with time, that correspond to our wishes. I just think it would be wonderful to write out a new one and feel good about doing it. Thanks for the chance.

  46. Not yet, but I have been meaning to do it

  47. It’s on my list to get done. Cost and knowing who to go to have been my big stumbling blocks.

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