The Edmonton estate planning lawyers at Kahane Law Office 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.
A personal directive, advanced medical directive or advanced care planning allows for someone you pick to make important decisions about you and your health and well being. This ability only starts if you lose your mental capacity. In these documents, you decide from a vast array of decision making powers to give. For example, these include what medical treatment or medicine you will or will not receive, to the activities open to your participation, and even where you live. If you lose your mental capacity without having a personal directive, someone needs to apply to the courts for a guardianship order. Edmonton estate planning lawyers help avoid this situation.
These pages contain information on the different varieties of Power of Attorneys. For example, these varieties include general, enduring, specific and durable POAs. Our Edmonton POA lawyers help you to understand all of the risks and the benefits of each type of Power of Attorney. We, therefore, also assist in picking the best POA for you and your personal situation.
Estate administration includes, for example, finalizing all aspects of a person’s estate. As a part of the estate administration process, a person must account for and distribute all of the assets of the person’s estate, the of the estate’s debts and, lastly, payout to the beneficiaries. Many executors decide to retain estate administration lawyers to administer the estate and the estate finalizing process for them.
Lastly, Kahane Law Office’s civil litigation lawyers help estates and beneficiaries with situations where the parties to an estate dispute a will or in a disinheritance. We act for the individual contesting the will or, at other times, defend the estate if when challenged. To this end we act for the disinherited individual, the beneficiaries, the executor(s) and, lastly, the estate administrators. Learn more information surrounding estate and estate litigation with this link.
Many misunderstanding around estates exist. The Alberta law dealing with wills and estate administration changed several years ago. The Wills and Succession Act was proclaimed by the government in Alberta on February 1, 2012. This new and revised law incorporates substantial changes surrounding the areas of wills and estates in Alberta.
We understand that making final decisions is hard. Our Edmonton Estate Planning Services use a flat rate fee billing system for our wills and estates services. This means we take the time needed to help you through the process from start to finish. Most important, this allows you to know exactly what you pay, with no surprises or hidden costs, before you hire us. Call 403-225-8810 or email us with this link to connect right away.