Dying wishes are the last things anyone wants to think about, especially those who are young and young at heart. The truth is that, regardless of your age, it’s important to get your life’s assets in order and start thinking about setting up a will, a power of attorney, and a personal directive – just…Read More Here!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
Keeping your will up-to-date is crucial in order for the process of dividing your estate to go smoothly following your death. Things change over the years and so too can your decisions regarding who is to receive benefits from your will. The decision to remove a beneficiary from a will is usually not an easy…Read More Here!
When an individual passes away, they typically leave behind a legal will to ensure their wishes are respected. In order to accomplish this, the deceased person’s custodians (i.e.: lawyer, financial institution, etc.) and/or their will’s executors ensure the document goes through probate. WHAT IS PROBATE/GRANT OF PROBATE? Probate or the granting of probate is the…Read More Here!
Having a valid will is arguably one of the most important things you can do for yourself and your family. A will is your way of making sure that things are handled exactly as you wish after you pass. It protects your spouse, children and assets. Unfortunately, there are many myths about wills floating around,…Read More Here!