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What happens to the children if a common law couple dies and grandparents are in different provinces?

guardianship Mar 08, 2018

It depends if the person died with out making a will that has Guardianship provisions in it. With a will the Guardian listed can act. Without a will, the family members would need to apply to court and have a Justice look at the situation and choose who would be the Guardian.

In Alberta a person can become a guardian of a child by any of the following three ways:

  • A parent will automatically become a guardian by operation of law provided that they knew about the pregnancy or birth of the...
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Guardianship and your children

guardianship Oct 08, 2017

One of the most difficult decisions any parent will ever have to make is who should be the guardian of their children if they are no longer alive. The inability to answer this one question is why most people with minor children do not write a will.

Okay, lets get the elephant out of the room. No one will over raise your children as well as you can and will. We will never be able to replace you. That said, who is the second-best person to raise your children, if it is not you or your spouse?


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4 common mistakes people make when naming a potential Guardian for their kids

guardianship May 20, 2017

Estate planning is strongly recommended for anyone, but when you have young children, the process is especially important. Urgent, even. Not only do you want to provide for them financially, you also need to name a guardian who will raise them in the event that you and their other parent die or are otherwise unable to care for them.

If you haven’t done this yet, you’re not the only one. Over 60% of parents have yet to name a guardian for their minor children. For some, it’s...

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