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Breaking Up – CBA Checklist

The Canadian Bar Association has published a helpful checklist of money-saving tips that assists in dealing with any potential financial consequences of relationship breakdown. Recognizing that bre...

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Wills and Estates

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 ...


Duties Of An Executor

At some point in our lives most of us will be asked to act as an Executor or co-Executor of the Estate of a loved one. This is generally considered an honour and, to some extent, an homage to the f...

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