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Moving Back to Canada - Wills, Estates, & Trusts

Having a fresh Last Will and Testament when you move back to Canada

While you are living abroad and transitioning back to Canada an unexpected death can happen. It always makes sense to have an up-to-date "Last Will and Testament" ("Will") so that your intentions and estate are appropriately honoured in the event of your passing on. Dying "intestate" (with no Will) is always problematic. However, a Canadian citizen legally resident abroad and under a U.S. or foreign Will at the time of their passing can be a logistical and legal nightmare for their executor and heirs in Canada.

While you are living abroad having an up-to-date Canadian Will in addition to a U.S. or foreign Will is therefore a really good idea for most Expatriate Canadians!

But life can get busy. When you return to Canada you have a lot to do before the move and in the first weeks and months after you arrive, making the creating of a new Will seem like a very low priority. This resource is designed to help you do some pre-planning and you can even create a fast and inexpensive Canadian Will yourself, too (see the service below) so that you can have this piece of your legal life prepared for. One less thing to worry about!

Some considerations and information to inform your planning

These are just a few important considerations relating to this subject. Please share your knowledge, tips, and considerations so I can add them here to help other Canadians. Thank you!

Creating a new Canadian "Last Will and Testament"

I have partnered with Canadian Legal Wills to provide you with this easy and inexpensive way to create a new expatriate Last Will and Testament online from wherever you are in the world. This Will can be created while you live in the U.S. or abroad, during a transition home, or when you return and need a new Will set up quickly and inexpensively:

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I hope this resource is of value in helping you with this important topic and legal process as you move back to Canada!

Latest update: November 2023

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