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COVID-19 Update: A thank you message.

miscellaneous May 01, 2020
 

A video message from our founding lawyer, on behalf of Estate Connection.

Thank you for the steps that each of you are taking to keep our community safe. Whether you are a healthcare worker, an essential business, or a citizen practicing social distancing, you are all doing your part and we are all in this together.

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The Importance of Advanced Care Planning

One of the most abused legal documents is the Power of Attorney. It can give power to a person who might misuse it and leave you powerless in controlling your own life. The same goes for a Personal Care Directive because if this document is ill-prepared, you could end up receiving medical care in a way you never wanted. However, without these documents, you and your family could face costly...

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Leaving Behind a Legacy of Love

estate planning Apr 22, 2020

Death and taxes. You might be able to avoid taxes, but you cannot escape death. It is not a topic most people want to talk about, so many of us are not prepared for the legal issues that come with dying and incapacitation. That is why making your Will and other estate planning documents are important.

At Estate Connection Law Office, we can help relieve that stress for you and your loved ones....

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Eight Questions to Ask About Your Will

estate planning wills Apr 15, 2020
  1. Do you have the original Will?
  2. Is there an Affidavit of Witness attached to the Will to show that the Will is genuine?
  3. Is your estate still being distributed the way you would like, including charities to provide a tax benefit?
  4. If you have minor beneficiaries, do you have a trust in the Will?
  5. Have you indicated funeral instructions or information on organ donation?
  6. If you are contributing to...
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Applying for a Grant

estates probate Apr 08, 2020

Many assume that if they make a Will all their worries are over. While that may be true for some, if your Will wasn’t properly prepared, your family may face expensive and lengthy litigation. Upon your death, your executor has a long list of things they must do to start safeguarding your estate. These include informing family and friends, locating the Will, preparing the funeral,...

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Capacity: What is it and why is it needed to plan an estate?

wills Apr 08, 2020

In Alberta, the only limitation to a person over 18 signing a Will, Power of Attorney and Personal Care Directive is that they have the mental capacity to do so. It may seem like a simple concept, but the truth is many people don’t know that capacity is required to have these documents made for individuals.

Why is Capacity Needed?

The largest concern for these Estate Planning...

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COVID-19: Let's Stay Safe

firm updates Apr 01, 2020

What a challenging time!

I have been amazed and brought to tears by the generosity and courage that my fellow Albertan's have shown towards one another. Especially our health care professionals who have worked tirelessly to provide support to everyone who needs medical assistance.

I am currently reading The Splendid and the Vile- A saga of Churchill, Family and Defiance during the Blitz...

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What do I do with my timeshare?

What is a Timeshare?

In simple terms, a timeshare is ownership of a property (typically, a vacation home) for a limited period of time (one to two weeks).

Timeshare Contracts

As all timeshare contracts are different, it is important to understand the specific terms of your agreement. In addition to maintenance fees, owners may be required to pay a special assessment if, for example, structural...

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Why do I need an RPR with compliance to sell my home?

real estate Mar 18, 2020

A Real Property Report (‘RPR’) is a document that is prepared by a survey company; it shows the structures plotted within the borders of property and outlines where they are located in relation to the border lines.

The report is then sent to the property’s municipality to determine whether the structures (including buildings, decks, fences, garages, sheds, etc.) comply with...

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A Guide to Aging in Place

miscellaneous Mar 11, 2020
 

“Aging in place” does not have a concrete definition; it can mean different things to different people.

For some, to age in place is to modify one’s home so they can remain in a place of familiarity. For others, it can mean downsizing and purchasing a smaller home that already meets their needs. Or, it could mean finding a facility that has different levels of care. Whatever...

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