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It’s Not As Daunting as You Think.

The current circumstances have never been seen but rest assured we are all in together.
Give your family and friends peace-of-mind by generating a legally effective will.


Social distancing is giving you an opportunity to address many aspects of your life that may have been shelved for that rainy day that still hasn’t arrived. This is it. Your Will, Estate Plan and Power of Attorney is no exception.

Take these precious moments with loved ones and Ness Law to make your plan.


Update your Will, Start a Will, Assign your Power of Attorney from the comfort of Your home.
Start the process by Registering for Pricing and the time to settle the future for your loved ones.

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Have your Will, Estate Plan and Power of Attorney Planned Remotely

We do not meet with you in person. Through communication via teleconference or web-conference and email we can start you on the path to security.


To make this work we will need you to scan and email or take photo of 2 forms of identification (ID), one of which needs to have a photo ID of you, think driver’s licence, passport.


We will then have the appointment conducted as a phone call or video conference using either Facetime or Zoom.

Why you need to have your Will Up-To-Date

Life is complex and it changes, that is more relevant than ever before. Preparing a Last Will and Testament and Power of Attorney is something that is often put on the back-burner until you can get around to it. Sadly loved ones are often left with a lack of clarity through estate administration, or worse, dispute and litigation, simply because good intentions did not legally ensure that an up-to-date Will was in place.

No time seems like a good time to address this matter, it’s tough, but sorting out your affairs for that tragic moment will relieve your family during their time of grief. Dying without a Will more than likely will have the result that your estate is not distributed how you would have wanted. It will also leave a paperwork administration that postpones release of funds to family members that rely on. Finally, a complete lack of documentation can lead to the Government being handed the administration of the execution of the Will. Is this the legacy you want to leave your family with?

The general matters you need to consider before drafting a Will include:

  • who will be the executors and trustees of your estate;
  • are there any specific gifts that you would like to leave such as family heirlooms to particular recipients;
  • who will be the recipients of the remainder of your estate and in what proportions.

Don’t delay creating or updating a Will. Make sure that it meets your current needs and wishes, your dependencies are relying on it.

Start Your Will with a Remote Intake through Ness Law

Why You need a Power of Attorney?

Powers of Attorney allow a nominated person or persons to perform various functions on your behalf. This could include dealing with your finances or health matters if you are incapacitated or simply making decisions on your behalf in your absence.

Appointing a trusted person as a power of attorney to make decisions on your behalf for the security of you and potentially your families future is an important consideration.

Powers of Attorney can be for a single event, for example, signing a document whilst you are on holidays or alternatively for an indefinite period.

A decision of your attorney has the same effect as if you made the decision yourself.

Your wealth and your health can be in good hands when you make this choice to appoint the best candidate for the job. Don’t let this decision wait.>/p>

Appoint your Power of Attorney with a Remote Intake through Ness Law

Completion of Your Documentation

A lot has changed in a year. We actually started phone intakes in March last year without knowing how we could complete sign offs and social distance. By the time our first intakes were ready to sign their documents with witnesses, the Ontario Law Association had changed legislation to utilize technology that had been around for 2 decades. That’s good news for everyone.

Completing your Will can be done over video conference and we can even supply the witness sign off. It’s as easy as pointing your phone at the documents and signing. We even put sticky markers on the documentation so you know where to put your John Hancock.  Technology isn’t everyone’s forte so, we can also accommodate a sterile distance sign off in person to visually see the signature.

These developments have greatly eased finalizing legal documents so that you can move on with your life without disruption and the paperwork you always put off.

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Completed Wills and Estate paperwork ready for virtual signings can be delivered to Hartley Haus / Ness Law offices located at 36 Andrew St South ON, L3v 5J1