- Adult Guardianship and Trustee Act
- Elder Abuse: If Plans Haven’t Been Made
- Planning Ahead To Prevent Elder Abuse
- Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID)
- LawNow e-magazine – Issue 40-6 – Medical Assistance in Dying
- Mental Capacity
- Planning for Incapacity
- Planning Your Own Funeral
- Reverse Mortgages
- Life Leases
- Canadian Legal FAQs: Wills and Estates in Alberta
Power of Attorney
- Making an Enduring Power of Attorney
- Being an Attorney under an Enduring Power of Attorney
- General Powers of Attorney
Making a Will
The item you require for litigation and processing of will and estate/probate matters is called the Surrogate Rules Package and is available to purchase (search “surrogate rules”) from Alberta Queen’s Printer. It is available electronically (PDF format that can be printed off to be completed) or in print format.
Queen’s Printer – JUDICATURE ACT – Surrogate Rules Regulations – http://www.qp.alberta.ca/documents/Regs/1995_130.pdf
See also the following information and resources from other public legal education organizations on
Dying Without a Will
- Student Legal Services (University of Alberta) – Wills, Personal Directives, Powers of Attorney
- Calgary Legal Guidance – Dying Without a Will
- Alberta Justice – What Happens If I Die Without a Will?
Information and Legal Help for Seniors in General
Alberta Seniors Information Line Information about programs, benefits and services for seniors.
Phone: (780) 427-7876 or 1-800-642-3853 toll free
The Lawyer Referral Service is a program operated by the Law Society to assist people in finding a lawyer who will provide them with the legal services they require. It is an information service and is not connected with Legal Aid – nor does it provide any form of financially subsidized legal service.
This resource, Support Services for Albertans, is a comprehensive, but not exhaustive, list of organizations across the province that provide a multitude of services that compliment the support Legal Aid Alberta is able to provide. The resource mainly focuses on organizations offering legal supports to residents, but also provides information about organizations that provide social supports for some of the most vulnerable members of our communities. This includes, but is not limited to, women in abusive relationships, Indigenous Albertans, youth, and the homeless.
Pre-recorded legal information messages available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Phone: 1-800-332-1091 toll free