This guide will help you understand how to make your Will using the online wills app on the Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia website at Read this guide before you use the app. The app is free to use.

Download the print versions of this guide here. 

This guide tells you about the most important parts of making a will, and gives you information to make sure your will is signed and witnessed the right way. 

Your will is an important and powerful document.   You want to get this right. Talk to a lawyer if you are not sure if you can use the app to do your will. This guide and the app help you make a basic will, but they cannot give you, and are not, legal advice. The section below on 'Talking with a Lawyer' tells you how a lawyer can help and why it is better to have a lawyer do your will if you can.

Last reviewed:  September 2023

This publication explains the law in a general way as it applies in Nova Scotia, Canada. The information is not intended as legal advice. If you have a legal problem, contact a lawyer for advice about what steps you should take in your situation. We thank the Law Foundation of Nova Scotia, the Department of Justice Canada, and the Nova Scotia Department of Justice for providing core funding for our services.  This publication was created with some project support from the Department of Justice Canada and we gratefully acknowledge that support.