The Dower Act in Estate Law

When a Seller of a home, which was the matrimonial home prior to a separation, is in the Seller’s name, problem can arise. If the Seller is not yet divorced certain steps need to be made to ensure the sale goes smoothly. The Dower Act requires that the...
Transferring land by  Power of Attorney in Alberta

Transferring land by Power of Attorney in Alberta

Transferring land by way of a Power of Attorney should be done by all parties together to prevent disaster. Perhaps I have overstated my concern a touch but here’s a scenario that happened at our office. I once had a client who wanted to purchase a house from a...
Estate Litigation – Role of Executor

Estate Litigation – Role of Executor

When someone passes away, the beneficiaries look to the deceased’s Will for how the estate will be handled. Often a testator (the person who died) will appoint a son or daughter to be the Executor/Executrix of the estate. The Executor/Executrix has the...