Category Archives: Wills and Estate Planning

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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PROBATE – ALBERTA SURROGATE COURT UPDATE

We were pleased to review the Minutes of the Town Hall Meeting by the Surrogate Rules Advisory Committee. This meeting was held May 7, 2018 at the Calgary Court House. Chief Justice Moreau complimented the clerks and court staff for greatly improving the turnaround times for processing applications. Specifically of interest, we are pleased to…
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