Legal Certified Copies of Wills
Someone has passed away and you are asked for a certified will copy. Many people do not know how to get these. A certified will copy is different than probating a will. Probating a will is a process where you apply to the courts to confirm that a will is the last will and you get an order for someone to effect the last wishes of the deceased and distribute the estates assets. There are other times where you do not have to go through the time or expense of probate. In these situations you may be asked for a certified will copy. With notaries, lawyers and attorneys, at Kahane Law Office (in Calgary, Alberta), we are here to help.
When Would You Need A Certified Will Copy?
There are times where a financial institution will allow a certified will copy to be used as a guide for distributing assets of an estate. This can happen with banks, trust companies, financial planners, insurance companies and other financial related institutions. Usually, they will allow a certified will copy instead of probate if the gross mount of assets are relatively small. You may be asked to sing an indemnity as well. This is to protect the financial institution if you certified will copy ends up not being the last will of the deceased. you may also be asked to provide an official death certificate.
What Are Certified Copies of Wills?
A certified will copy is a copy of the will that is certified by a person authorized to give an assurance that the copy is a true copy. In Alberta, the ability to give a certified will copy is given to a notary, lawyer or attorney. To make the true copy, most often the will is photocopied in the law office. The authorized person then, stamps a declaration that the copy is an authentic copy of the document that it claims to be. The notary, lawyer or attorney then signs it, dates it and seals it with their official seal.
Where To Get A Certified True Copy Of A Will In Calgary
Kahane Law Office in Calgary, Alberta is happy to certify a copy of a will to be a true copy. Why Kahane Law? We offer the following advantages:
- Low price
- Multiple documents discounts
- Central location (5 minutes from Deerfoot, Glenmore, McLeod Trail, Blackfoot, Heritage Drive) While in the SE we are a couple of blocks from SW Calgary.
- Free parking
- Drop in or appointment service
If you want to schedule an appointment with one of our lawyers, notaries or attorneys, please contact our Kahane Law Office team in Calgary. with our available walk in service, you may have to wait 5-10 minutes for a authorized person to become available. This service is offered during regular office hours. We can be reached toll-free at 1-877-225-8817 (or 403-225-8810 locally in Calgary, Alberta), or email us directly here today.