Southern Alberta Law Offices

Frequently Asked Questions

Disclaimer: The information on this web page is meant as general information only. It is not meant to be used as legal advice for specific legal problems. Information is checked for legal accuracy at the time it is posted but may become outdated as laws change.

What is a will and should I have one?

Note: There are new changes to Wills and Estate Legislation on approx. Feb. 1st, 2012. Please consult a lawyer for details.

A will is a legal document that determines how your property will be distributed when you die.  All wills must follow the requirements of the Wills Act to be valid.  A will ensures that your property will pass to those you want it to after your death.  If you die without a will, your property will be distributed as per the Intestate Succession Act which does not give you the legal control a will does after death.  Personal Directives and Enduring Powers of Attorney are other important documents to consider when preparing a will.

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What disbursements are associated with buying a house?

In addition to legal fees, you can expect to pay for the following expenses: