WILLS & ESTATES

Legal services in Alberta.

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Wills

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.

Powers of Attorney and Personal Directives

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.

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A PROFESSIONAL AND EXPERIENCED

Legal team.

Corrine Fiesel, a lawyer with over 20 years in the legal industry and Christine Herrington, a paralegal with 30 years combined work experience in law firms and as a business owner, have teamed up to form Estates One.

At Estates One, we assist in putting your intentions on paper to give you the assurance you need at an affordable cost. We will meet with you in person, virtually or on the telephone to answer your questions and guide you through the Wills/Enduring Powers of Attorney/Personal Directives questionnaire and process, culminating in a further meeting to execute the documents at a place and time that is convenient for you.

Nearly two decades of experience

30+ years combined expert experience

More than 3 decades of experience positions Estates One as a reliable resource for your real estate needs.

Comforting advice tailored to your situation

Innovative advice, tailored to you

We interview you to understand your specific circumstance and tailor our advice so that you can make the appropriate decision.

Flat fee rates, no surprises

Flat fee services for your peace of mind

You can rest easy knowing the exact amount you’ll have to pay; no unexpected price bumps or additional fees.

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Our fees and services

We offer flat fee services for our Wills & Estates services:

Fee Schedule*

*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.

SERVICE**
Will only

Individual: $900.00
Couple: $1000.00

Enduring Power of Attorney or Personal Directive

Individual: $500.00
Couple: $600.00

Will and either Enduring Power of Attorney and Personal Directive

Individual: $1000.00
Couple: $1250.00

All three – Will, Enduring Power of Attorney and Personal Directive

Individual: $1150.00
Couple: $1350.00

Codicil to Will

Individual: $500.00
Couple: $600.00

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Probate services

You have been appointed Executor and now your loved one, friend or family member has passed away without a Will and the task has fallen to you to sort out their estate. Now what? In order to be able to sell the assets (including personal property – furniture, vehicles, etc.) and any real property (house, undeveloped land) and distribute the estate (what is called the “residue” – the proceeds from the sale of the assets/land and the “money” – bank accounts, investments, etc.), you will require a Grant of Probate (if a Will exists) or a Grant of Administration (if no Will exists).

A Grant of Probate or a Grant of Administration is obtained by preparing and filing a significant number of Court documents with the Surrogate Court. This is a complex and oftentimes confusing process for those unfamiliar with the intricacies of the Court system. Christine Herrington is highly qualified and able to assist in this process.

Fee Schedule

  • For Estates up to $150,000.00 – $2,000.00 plus disbursements and Court filing fee
  • For Estates over $150,000.00 – $2,300.00 plus disbursements and Court filing fee

Court Filing Fees

Court Filing Fees as determined by net value of Estate (if the net of the value of Estate is):

  • $10,000 & under – $35.00
  • $10,001 to $25,000 – $135.00
  • $25,001 to $125,000 – $275.00
  • $125,001 – $250,000 – $400.00
  • $250,001 and above – $525.00

I’m a mortgage professional and have had the pleasure of working with Corrine and her team at Realty One Legal for the past 5 years. Corrine is accessible to answer questions should they arise during the transaction that allows files to move along quickly. Corrine’s hours are flexible, she offers a mobile service to meet clients at a time and location that is convenient to sign documents. I know my clients are in good hands when working with Corrine and her team.

- Kristi Hyson

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