Estate Planning Services in NW Calgary
Managing the estate of a loved one can be a very difficult and emotional process, and you could benefit from speaking with a probate lawyer in Calgary.
You may have questions regarding the will of the deceased or what happens if there is no will. You may be appointed as an executor of the estate, you may be a beneficiary, or you may believe you ought to be a beneficiary of an estate.
Our office is experienced in assisting with the management and distribution of estates and can provide assistance with any of the following:
Often when a person dies with property that needs to be distributed to beneficiaries, a grant of probate or a grant of administration is required before the estate can be distributed to the beneficiaries.
Some examples of such property that will require a grant are land that is registered through land titles, corporate assets and, frequently, bank accounts. Applying for these grants is a process in which the court approves of the distribution, allowing the property to be properly divided. It can be a complex process for those who are not familiar with it.
If you are acting as the executor or personal representative for the estate of a person who has passed away, we would be happy to meet with you and assist you with getting those grants.
What is a Grant of Probate?
If you have a will when you pass away, then the estate is administered in accordance with the will.
The executor of the estate would make an application to the surrogate court for a grant of probate in order to distribute the estate to the beneficiaries under the will.
What is a Grant of Administration?
If you do not have a will when you pass away, the estate is administered in accordance with the Wills and Succession Act of Alberta.
The personal representative of the estate would make an application to the surrogate court for a grant of administration in order to distribute the estate to the beneficiaries in accordance with the Wills and Succession Act of Alberta.
Our office is experienced in assisting with the management and distribution of estates, and can provide assistance with any questions or concerns you may have regarding a will or estate.
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