Wills

A Will is a document that states how you want your possessions and property distributed upon your death. In this document, you also determine who will have the responsibility of completing this job (this person is called your “Executor”).

Sometimes, a loved one may try to force you to sign a Will. They may also try to force you to write in your Will that you are leaving them money or your possessions. This, too, is a form of abuse. Be sure to understand your rights about writing your Will.

For more information on Wills in Alberta, you can download and print:

  • this booklet of questions and answers about Wills in Alberta. (Updated to include the changes that the new Wills and Succession Act #mce_temp_url#has brought)
  • this information can also be viewed on our Canadian Legal FAQs website;
  • this checklist to help create a Will; and

If you would like multiple copies of any of the above booklets, you can order them for free.

The information on this page relates to Alberta law only. For links to information on similar laws in other jurisdictions please see our page of Additional Resources.

 

 

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