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Simple, smart online Wills
in New Brunswick

Create a legally-binding Will to protect the people
who matter most to you.

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How It Works

We guide you from start to finish

Estate planning doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, you can get yours done in 3 easy steps.

  1. Answer questions about you and your wishes.
  2. In just a few seconds, Epilogue will auto-generate your custom Will.
  3. Follow the signing instructions to make it legally binding.
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Our Mission

Democratizing estate planning for New Brunswick

Epilogue was founded by two estate lawyers who believe that planning for the future and protecting your family shouldn’t cost a fortune. So, they built a company to bring their vision to life. With Epilogue, anyone in New Brunswick can make a legally binding, lawyer-quality Will in 20 minutes.

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Pricing

Our simple pricing plan

Individual
Couple
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Will Only
Everything you need to set up a legally binding Will
$139
Wills Only
Give each other peace of mind for when you’re no longer here
$229
  • Make your own custom Will
  • Express your funeral and burial wishes
  • Includes detailed signing instructions
  • Receive a code to register your Will with the Canada Will Registry ($40 value)
  • Update for free, anytime
  • Make your own custom Wills
  • Express your funeral and burial wishes
  • Includes detailed signing instructions
  • Receive codes to register your Wills with the Canada Will Registry ($80 value)
  • Update for free, anytime
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Will + Incapacity Documents
Complete protection that covers both death and incapacity
$179
Wills + Incapacity Documents
Complete protection for both partners, covering death and incapacity
$289
  • Make your own custom Will
  • Express your funeral and burial wishes
  • Includes detailed signing instructions
  • Receive a code to register your Will with the Canada Will Registry ($40 value)
  • Update for free, anytime
  • Appoint someone to handle your finances if you become incapable with an Enduring Power of Attorney
  • Name someone to make health care decisions for you if you cannot with a Power of Attorney for Personal Care
  • Make your own custom Wills
  • Express your funeral and burial wishes
  • Includes detailed signing instructions
  • Receive codes to register your Wills with the Canada Will Registry ($80 value)
  • Update for free, anytime
  • You’ll each appoint someone to handle your finances if you become incapable with an Enduring Power of Attorney
  • You’ll each name someone to make health care decisions for you if you cannot with a Power of Attorney for Personal Care
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Your Will sent right to your door

Once you finish your Will, you’ll have the option to have it printed and mailed straight to you.

FAQs

What happens if I die without a Will in New Brunswick?

When someone dies without a Will, it’s called dying “intestate.” When someone dies intestate, they don’t get a say in important decisions like how their assets get distributed, who gets to be in charge of the process, and who will take care of any minor children. The rules about how assets are distributed depending on the person’s family situation. Here are some of the rules that apply to someone who dies without a Will in New Brunswick:

  • A spouse and no children: The spouse gets everything.
  • A spouse and one child: The surviving spouse receives the deceased’s interest in any “marital property” under New Brunswick’s family law legislation. The remainder of the estate is divided between the surviving spouse and the child (50% each).
  • A spouse and multiple children: The surviving spouse receives the deceased’s interest in any “marital property” under New Brunswick’s family law legislation. The remainder of the estate is divided between the surviving spouse (1/3) and the children (2/3).
  • Children but no surviving spouse: Everything is split equally between children. If a child is not alive, but they have kids of their own who are alive (grandchildren of the person who died intestate), the deceased child’s portion is shared equally among those kids.
  • No living spouse or children: Everything goes to the deceased’s parents (or surviving parent, if there is only one). If the parents aren’t alive, then everything is split between the deceased’s siblings (or the children of a sibling who is not alive).
Do I need a lawyer to make my Will in New Brunswick?

You do not necessarily need a lawyer to make your Will in New Brunswick. In most cases, as long as a testator (person making the Will) is at least 19 and is “of sound mind”, they can make a legal Will.

Having said that, there are a number of situations where someone should get in touch with a lawyer to make their Will, including:

  • If they want to exclude a spouse, child, or another dependant from their Will;
  • If they are in a second marriage with children from a prior relationship;
  • If there is a family member with a disability who is receiving government benefits;
  • If they own assets, like real estate, outside of Canada; or
  • If they want to engage in sophisticated tax planning.
How can I appoint a guardian for my children?

Parents are usually the legal guardians of their own children. In most cases, if one of them passes away before the other, the surviving parent would usually continue to be the legal guardian of any minor children.

A parent (or other legal guardian of minor children) can name someone in their Will to take over that role if they are the last surviving guardian of the children. If the last surviving guardian passes away (or if both guardians die simultaneously), the person named in their Will would assume the responsibilities of legal guardianship.

What are Incapacity Documents?

Someone’s Will only takes effect once they are no longer alive. However, there are many cases where someone is alive but can no longer make decisions for themselves. This can happen as a result of an accident or due to general cognitive decline that can occur with ageing. This is where Powers of Attorney become essential.

A person makes powers of Attorney (POAs) while they are still mentally capable. They name the person or people authorized to make decisions on the person’s behalf if they become incapable. There are two types of POAs in New Brunswick:

  1. An Enduring Power of Attorney: This document authorizes someone to manage a person’s financial affairs (e.g. paying bills, managing investments, selling property) if they are alive but have lost the capacity to handle these things for themselves.
  2. A Power of Attorney for Personal Care: This document appoints someone to make decisions about another individual’s well-being (e.g. health care, diet, support services, etc.) if the individual becomes incapable. A POA for Personal Care is also commonly referred to as a Personal Directive or a Living Will.