Creating a Formal Will is the best way to ensure your dependents and other family members will be taken care of in the future upon your death. We will be happy to discuss and draft a will that suits you and your family's needs.
For example, we will be able to advise you on current Canadian and Alberta Acts that may impact your will, whether setting up trusts are a good idea, and any extra fees that may need to be considered.
It is also possible to make a Testamentary Contract between spouses or partners, under which both spouses/partners agree not to change their wills after the first one passes away.
FEE:$350.00 (Single Will)
FEE:$600.00 (Set of Two)
Before coming in:
- Decide who you would want to act as your executor.
- Ask your potential executor if they would be willing to become responsible for that role.
- Determine who you would want to take custody of your dependents and ensure that person accepts the responsibility.
- Create a list of items that you think are important to mention in your will.
We would be happy to send you a Will Planning questionnaire to assist you in this process. If you would like a questionnaire click here.
FEE: DETERMINED UPON CONSULTATION WITH LAWYER
When a loved one passes away, it is up to the Personal Representative (formerly known as the Executor) to process the estate. The Personal Representative will require a document issued by the Courthouse called a “Grant of Probate”, which is the Personal Representative’s legal authority to act on behalf of the estate.
If there is no Last Will and Testament, then it is up to the next-of-kin to apply for a different kind of grant known as “Letters of Administration”.
We would be happy to assist you in a probate application. We advise that we will only take on non-contentious matters, ie., ones where the family members/beneficiaries are not contesting the distribution of the estate. If you would like to talk to us, either call us at 1-780-413-1763 or click here