Category Archives: Wills and Estate Planning

ALBERTA – PROBATE – AFFIDAVIT OF SIGNATURE TO A WILL

For a Will to be probated in Alberta, one of the required documents in the application is Form NC8, the Affidavit Of Witness To A Will. An example of this form is included in Schedule 3 of the Surrogate Rules. http://www.qp.alberta.ca/documents/Regs/1995_130.pdf This is proof to the court that the Will was properly executed by the…
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ALBERTA, ADVANCE CARE PLANNING – “GREEN SLEEVE”

Along with your Will and Power of Attorney, it is also an important part of your estate planning process to consider your health care preferences. In 2014, Alberta became the first province to have a province-wide advance care planning policy, encouraging healthcare providers to talk with patients to learn about their care preferences sooner. Alberta…
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Duties of Attorney, Power of Attorney

If you have been appointed to act as an Attorney for a relative or friend, you should understand your duties in this important role. The duty to act begins with section 8 of the Power of Attorney Act. http://www.qp.alberta.ca/documents/Acts/p20.pdf Duty to act 8 Where (a) an attorney has acted in pursuance of an enduring power…
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ALBERTA – WILLS & ESTATES – WATER CREMATION (Alkaline Hydrolysis)

Currently in Alberta (pursuant to the Alberta Cemeteries Act) bodies may only be disposed of by way of burial, cremation or by body donation to medical science. A new form of cremation known as alkaline hydrolysis (water or green cremation) has become a possible option in some jurisdictions. The Cremation Association of North America (CANA)…
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