Wills and Estates
Nobody likes to think of his or her own mortality or disability. Unfortunately, it’s vital to do so to protect your future and your family’s future.
At Calgary Family Law Associates, we will help you write a will that takes into account your family’s needs and set up enduring powers of attorney and personal directives in case you are incapacitated. We will answer your questions and help you decide who should carry out your wishes after you are gone.
Setting Your Affairs In Order
Our estate planning lawyers can help you with:
- Wills: Our wills lawyers can help make sure your will is legally sound, is easy to understand and will not cause problems for your family. We will help you account for all of your property and decide what to give your heirs, and how, including setting up trusts and guardianships for children. We can also help you minimize taxation and fees for your beneficiaries.
- Incapacity planning: We will discuss what to do if you are unable to make decisions about your own finances, health and personal care. Setting up an Enduring Power of Attorney will allow a trusted individual (your attorney) to handle your finances, including making investment decisions. Setting up a living will or personal directive tells your family who can make decisions about your health care as your agent, and exactly what kind of medical care you are willing to receive.
- Helping to select trustworthy people: Choosing someone to carry out your final wishes or make financial- and health-related decisions on your behalf if you’re incapacitated is a heavy responsibility. The family members, friends or professionals you choose must be trustworthy, capable of doing the job and willing to act on your behalf.
- Answering questions: We are asked all sorts of questions, including “When is probate needed?” “Do I need a will if everything I own is co-owned with my spouse?” and “Is a handwritten will valid?” We will answer all your questions and ensure that you thoroughly understand your will and other documents.
Contact Calgary Family Law Associates
Our wills lawyers can help you protect your family from uncertainty and legal disputes. Call us at 587-316-1125, or contact each lawyer individually. You can also fill out our online form in Calgary and surrounding parts of Alberta.