Wills Lawyers and Estate Lawyers In Calgary
The wills and estates lawyers at Kahane Law are here to give you peace of mind. Estate planning lets you have your wishes followed, protect your beneficiaries and prepare for physical or mental incapacity. We know and respect that your needs are personal, individual and there may be sensitivities surrounding family members.
Calgary Estate Planning Services
Our estate planning services include wills and estates lawyers who protect you with:
Wills let you decide who manages your estate and who inherits your assets on your death. Our wills lawyers know this process can be complicated and confusing. We pride ourselves on our knowledge and ability to simplify the process. Our wills lawyers help you prepare your will, estate planning, setting up testamentary trusts, review your existing will, update or change a current will with a codicil, or answer any questions about wills or holographic wills. Learn more about wills after you have babies/children. Our wills lawyers have the expertise to assist you. Click here to learn more about the risks associated with not having a will. Our Wills lawyers can help you plan and prepare for your future in various ways.
Power of Attorneys
Learn more about the different types of Power of Attorneys. These include enduring, general, specific and durable. Our POA lawyers will help you understand the risks as well as benefits of each kind. We will also help you pick which POA will work best for you.
A personal directive, advanced care planning or advanced medical directive allows someone to make decisions about your health and well being if you lose mental capacity. This involves deciding everything from what treatment or medicine you will or will not receive to where you will live. If you lose capacity without a personal directive, someone may need to make an application to the court for guardianship.
In Alberta, when a person with real property or assets dies with a will, the Estate must apply for a Grant of Probate to establish the validity of the will. When probating an estate, our wills and estate lawyers will assist in all aspects of this complex and emotional time. Learn more about probate here. We are also able to help with the Alberta probate of wills from another province.
Letters of Administration (Intestate – Death Without a Will)
Like probate, letters of administration or grant of administration determines who administers an estate and who inherits the estate when there is no will. The process is similar to probate and we are here to help you. Learn more about dealing with an estate where there is no will here.
Estate administration includes dealing with all aspect of finalizing the estate. For example, as a part of estate administration, a person must deal with all the assets of the estate, the debts and payout the beneficiaries. Often executors decide to hire estate administration lawyers to administer the estate for them.
Estate Litigation Lawyers
Our civil litigation lawyers deal with situation where people are disputing a will or in a disinheritance. This includes if you think there has been undue influence in the process of making a will. We can act for the person disputing the will or defend the estate if it is challenged. In this regard we act for beneficiaries, executors and administrators. Learn more about estate litigation here.
The laws surrounding wills and estate administration have changed! The Wills and Succession Act was proclaimed in Alberta on February 1, 2012. This legislation incorporates substantial changes into the areas of wills and estates in Alberta.
Please view our video on Wills, Enduring Power of Attorneys, and Probate. Click here for our video on wills packages.
Wills and Estates Flat Rate Fees: Value and Peace of Mind
Our wills lawyers and estate lawyers have flat rate fees for our wills and estates services allowing you to know exactly what you pay, with no surprises or hidden costs. Call 403-225-8810 or email us directly here.