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GRANT OF ADMINISTRATION (When There is no Will)

Probate is the process where the court recognizes the authority of an executor in a will to deal with the assets of the estate. Administration is the application required when there is no will. A grant in either case assures certain third parties such as financial institutions of the validity of your will or appointment,…
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REAL ESTATE – HOME OWNERS AND ALBERTA’S CARBON TAX

This is a topic we want to keep a close eye on in 2017. We will update this blog as more information becomes available. I’m most interested to see further details soon from the new Energy Efficiency Alberta agency. Following is an explanation of the new Carbon Tax as detailed by the government: Starting January…
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REAL ESTATE – CLOSING DATES DURING HOLIDAY SEASON

We are advised that the Land Title Office will be closed from December 24, 2016 until January 2, 2017. No documents may be submitted for registration during this time. We also understand that banks will be closed on the following dates: Monday December 26,2016 (in lieu of December 25, 2016) Tuesday December 27, 2016 (in…
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PROBATE – BONDS – OUT OF PROVINCE PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE

When you appoint a person in your will to be your Personal Representative (aka “PR”, Executor or Trustee), and that person resides outside of the Province of Alberta, your PR may have to obtain a bond as security before a grant of probate can be issued. See Section 45 of the Estate Administration Act and…
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