What Happens if I Don’t have a Will in Alberta?

Posted by heritagelawoffices on Dec 9, 2021 in Blog, Wills & Estate

Drafting a legal will can seem like a simple inconvenience of a daunting ordeal – but it is absolutely essential if you want to have a say in who inherits your property, sentimental valuables, and even unpleasant things like your debts. If left undone, there are regulations in place that ensure some very minor protection…Read More Here!

How to Talk to Your Family About Power of Attorney

Posted by heritagelaw on Nov 17, 2021 in Blog, Wills & Estate

No one really wants to talk about death or serious illness but the stress and discomfort of having these types of conversations are nothing compared to facing these issues without proper legal documentation put into place. If you have an elderly family member, you’ve probably thought about whether or not they have a power of…Read More Here!

What Are the First Steps to Take After a Loved One Dies?

Posted by heritagelaw on Jul 15, 2021 in Blog, Wills & Estate

When someone you love dies, it can be difficult to navigate the process of grieving while handling the personal and legal details following that death – especially if the responsibility of doing so falls directly on you. The amount of work it takes to settle a loved one’s affairs can be quite a shock –…Read More Here!

What is the Grant of Probate Process in Alberta?

Posted by heritagelaw on Jun 15, 2021 in Blog, Wills & Estate

Dealing with the death of a family member, friend, or loved one can be a difficult emotional process. While dealing with the aftermath in terms of wills and estates may create additional stress, sometimes being involved in the process can help individuals find closure and acceptance. If you are responsible for distributing the assets of…Read More Here!

3 Important Things To Bring to Your Will Appointment

Posted by heritagelaw on Sep 3, 2020 in Blog, Wills & Estate

Are you preparing to have your will created? Your will is an important document that ensures your property is handled according to your wishes after you pass away. It protects your family and loved ones as well as your assets. Because it is such an important document, it’s important to have your will created thoroughly…Read More Here!

How Long Should I Keep Legal Documents After a Death?

Posted by heritagelaw on Jul 3, 2020 in Blog, Wills & Estate

We’re all familiar with the process of grieving the passing of a friend, family member or loved one – we dress in black, attend a funeral and celebrate the life they had. When you are an executor or designated representative, however, the process of working through someone’s death becomes more complicated. Suddenly, you find yourself…Read More Here!

What is a Personal Directive and When Do I Need One?

Posted by heritagelaw on May 3, 2020 in Blog, Wills & Estate

A personal directive is a legal document used to name someone to make personal decisions for you if you’re incapable due to illness or injury. In the province of Alberta, personal directives are used instead of living wills to ensure that personal decisions can be made for you if you suffer a serious injury or…Read More Here!

What Are The Types of Power of Attorney?

Posted by heritagelaw on Apr 3, 2020 in Blog, Wills & Estate

Have you ever thought about creating a power of attorney? A power of attorney is a document in which one person appoints someone else to act on his or her behalf. This individual is known as the “donor” while the appointed person is known as the “attorney”. Many individuals choose to create a power of…Read More Here!