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What is a Codicil?

A codicil is a legal document that is used to modify an existing will without completely replacing it. This document allows you to make minor changes to your will, such as adding or removing benefi...

James Brown Estate Settled

Finally, fifteen years after the death of “The Godfather of Soul”, James Brown, his estate has been settled. As with other celebrities such as Aretha Franklin and Prince, who died without a coheren...

What is Probate?

What is Probate in Alberta?

Or more precisely, what is a Grant of Probate? In its most simple terms, a Grant of Probate is the Surrogate Court’s confirmation that a deceased person’s Will is valid, and that the named Exec...

Grant of Probate

Is a Grant of Probate Necessary?

In Alberta, a Grant of Probate is the Surrogate Court’s certification that the Will submitted by the Executor meets the formal requirements of a Will as set out in the Wills and Succession Act and ...

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