Having a proper Will in place and other planning documents is one of the most important steps to take in ensuring your legacy and preserving your wealth. We take the time to understand your needs and help you make informed choices that will allow those closest to you to make sound decisions. Other Wills and Estates lawyers will hand you a long and detailed questionnaire. We interview you instead and ask the right questions in order to understand your specific circumstance.
Without the expertise of a lawyer, you run the risk of an incorrectly drafted Will that may be challenged and your assets will not be divided as you had intended. At Estates One, our team takes the time to understand what your true wishes are and make sure that you consider all aspects of the distribution of your estate. We have the experience to properly draft a Will that reflects your intentions and complies with the laws of Alberta.
Along with a Will, the Enduring Power of Attorney and Personal Directive are important documents for you to have in place. In the instance that you are incapacitated in some way before your death, the Enduring Power of Attorney gives a trusted person of your choosing access to your financial assets and the power to make decisions about them. The Personal Directive gives a third party power to make decisions about your personal life –where you and how you live, your quality of life, and what kind of medical choices are made for you.
At Estates One we give you the opportunity to have all three of these important documents –a Will, an Enduring Power of Attorney, and a Personal Directive, prepared at once.
*All prices are exclusive of GST
**Service includes initial consultation over the phone or on-line, drafting and review, communication exchanges, and final in-person meeting for the purposes of executing the documents. If additional services are required, further fees may be applied.
Translation services available as requested – extra charge will apply.
Corrine and Adrienne are a great team and helped us recently with the refinance of our mortgage. They were excellent with communicating with us and answered all our questions very promptly, in clear language. With them taking care of the legal stuff, our transaction went fairly smoothly and their work definitely helped make things less stressful. We truly appreciate the work, and flexibility of working around shiftwork schedules and using technology like Zoom to help move the process along. Thanks so much for what you do!
- Christine Watson