If you have a Will you need to make sure it is valid in Alberta, up-to-date, and consistent with recent changes in the law.
If you don’t have a will and are over 18, you need one. If you are under 18 but have children, you need a Will.
Preparing a Will should be more than just completing a pre-printed form or computer program. What you "WILL" to happen when you die should be decided by YOU after you have received advice from an experienced lawyer. A Will does more than designating who you want to receive your assets - there are tax consequences upon death that you can plan for, and possibly defer. Meeting with an experienced lawyer can help you to account for those possibilities.
A well thought out Estate Plan helps your family avoid unnecessary expenses and delays in accessing money and property when you die.
Thousands of residents from Fort McMurray have relied on our advice in developing their estate plan. An Estate Plan should include an Enduring Power of Attorney and a Personal Directive in case of illness, and a Will in case of death.
You also need to consider methods of protecting your assets for your family.
As an additional service to our clients, we offer to keep their executed Wills in a secure location at no charge.
We hope you will "live long and prosper," but believe it is important that you take our advice and ensure you have a well thought out Estate Plan in place.
Over 3000 clients currently entrust us with their Wills for safekeeping.
Estate Law refers to the the legal work that is required when someone dies.
We can help you probate the Will, and we can provide legal advice to you when you have been appointed the Personal Representative of an estate.
If your loved one passes away without a Will, we can assist you in applying for a Grant of Administration through the Courts.