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Planning Ahead (Wills and Personal Affairs)


I have purchased a do-it-yourself will kit.  Is it valid in New Brunswick?

Unfortunately, we are unable to comment on the validity of the Will Kits sold in bookstores, online and elsewhere.  Each province and territory in Canada has its own laws regarding how property can be passed on after someone dies. There are many similarities, but there are differences too.  Do not assume that a kit that is sold in New Brunswick is valid in this province.  The following PLEIS-NB publications contain general information about New Brunswick’s laws. 


Disclaimer: Please note that our website contains general information about the law. This is not a complete statement of the law on particular topics. We try to update our publications often, but laws change frequently so it is important for you to check to make sure the information is up to date.  The information in our publications is not a substitute for legal advice. To receive legal advice about your specific situation, you need to speak to a lawyer.