Every adult in Alberta should ensure that they have a valid Will that they review regularly. Through a Will, you provide legally binding instructions with respect to some of the most important elements of your life:
Without a Will, the government will make these decisions for you.
We would be happy to sit down with you to discuss your specific needs and concerns to ensure that your Will reflects your wishes.
An Enduring Power of Attorney and a Personal Directive should form part of your Estate package. With an Enduring Power of Attorney, you grant another person the authority to make financial and legal decisions on your behalf. A Personal Directive allows another person to make personal decisions, including what medical care you receive, where you live, and who you socialize with, based on the instructions you provide.
Both documents serve to protect you and your assets in the event that you are rendered incapable of making decisions on your own behalf due to a medical illness or accident. Without them in place, your family may be forced to go through a lengthy and expensive process to obtain the authority needed to take care of you.
We strongly encourage you to obtain an Enduring Power of Attorney and Personal Directive at the same time as you have your Will prepared, and we would be happy to discuss both documents with you to ensure that you and your assets are protected from the unpredictable.