Living Will FAQ

Below you will find a list of frequently asked questions that we receive. Most of your general questions about making a Canadian Living Will through FormalWill.ca are addressed here. Please read this section carefully before you start your Living Will.

A Living Will (also known as a Power of Attorney for Personal Care/Health Care Power of Attorney/Advance Directive) allows you to express your wishes and directions regarding your health care and to appoint individual(s) to act on your behalf for health care matters in the event that you are unable to do so. The purpose of this document is to cover situations where a Will does not apply (eg. you are still alive) such as where you are incapacitated or in a coma and cannot express your wishes or give consent to health care matters.
A Living Will through FormalWill.ca is available at the low price of $39.00 (including taxes). That’s it. No hidden fees or surprises.
In developing FormalWill.ca, the site and process was reviewed by Canadian lawyers so you can be rest assured that you are receiving quality documents.
FormalWill.ca does not provide legal advice and as such, you should consult a lawyer in your jurisdiction in the event that you are unsure if a Living Will from FormalWill.ca is adequate for your situation.
Upon completion of your document and payment, your document appears instantly on screen with a copy sent to you by email. You do not receive any documents via mail. If, for whatever reason, you do not receive your document via email, simply log back into your account at formalwill.ca, and you can print your document and instruction letter from there.
FormalWill.ca caters to individuals who live in all provinces and territories in Canada, and our documents are customized to be valid in each province or territory. FormalWill.ca is a national Canadian company that specifically serves the needs of all Canadians.
Upon completion of your Living Will, you will receive an instruction letter which will provide all the details about how to make your Living Will legal and valid.
No. A Living Will document produced by FormalWill.ca is valid once you have signed it and does not need to be filed with a court office. Simply follow the easy signing instructions you receive with your document.
Using our proprietary technology to create your Living Will, your document covers a wide-range of items including the following:
  • A clause revoking previous Living Will documents
  • Specification of your city/town and province/territory of jurisdiction
  • Appointing an Attorney who will carry out the terms of your document
  • Appointing alternate Attorney(s)
  • Your wishes regarding life support options
  • Your wishes regarding organ donation
  • Your wishes on various medical treatments
  • Specification of detailed powers and duties for your Attorney(s)
  • Specification of liability of Attorney(s)
  • Specification of restrictions on the types of powers your Attorney(s) will exercise
OOnce you have completed and paid for your Living Will document, you cannot make any changes. Please carefully review all of your answers before paying.