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Saskatchewan Last Will and Testament Form
Saskatchewan Last Will and Testament Form
Saskatchewan CPLED Program
Wills and Estates Section 1
Wills
Contents
INTRODUCTION.....................................................................WE-1-1
TYPES OF WILLS...................................................................WE-1-2
Holograph Will ................................................................WE-1-2
Formal Will......................................................................WE-1-2
Requirements................................................................WE-1-2
Execution of Formal Will.............................................WE-1-3
Having the Will Executed ......................................WE-1-3
Signature of Testator ..............................................WE-1-3
Choosing the Witnesses..........................................WE-1-9
TAKING INSTRUCTIONS ......................................................WE-1-10
Duty of Lawyer..............................................................WE-1-10
From Whom Can Instructions Be Taken .....................WE-1-14
The Testator................................................................WE-1-14
Other Persons..............................................................WE-1-15
Who Should Attend on the Execution of the Will......WE-1-15
Capacity .........................................................................WE-1-16
Minors.........................................................................WE-1-16
Persons of Unsound Mind ..........................................WE-1-16
Senility..................................................................WE-1-17
Insanity.................................................................WE-1-17
Delusions..............................................................WE-1-18
Drugs and Alcohol................................................WE-1-18
What Constitutes a “Sound and Disposing Mind”....WE-1-19
Burden of Proof ..........................................................WE-1-20
Knowledge and Approval of Contents...........................WE-1-22
Generally.....................................................................WE-1-22
Undue Influence..........................................................WE-1-22
Legislation .....................................................................WE-1-23
The Intestate Succession Act, 1996.............................WE-1-24
The Dependants’ Relief Act, 1996 ..............................WE-1-25
The Family Property Act ............................................WE-1-27
Income Tax Act (Canada)............................................WE-1-29
Rollovers ..............................................................WE-1-29
RRSPs and RRIFs ................................................WE-1-30
No part of this material may be reproduced, in whole or in part WE–1–i
(in any manner), without the specific written permission of
The Law Society of Saskatchewan. 2009 © The Law Society of Saskatchewan.
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