Obtaining a Grant
Certain types of assets can only be accessed with approval from the court. If you have been named as someone's estate executor, you may need to apply for a Grant of Probate with the Surrogate Court in Alberta before the bank, land titles, insurance companies, and others will release estate property to you.
GRANT OF PROBATE
GRANT OF ADMINISTRATION
What is a Grant of Probate?
What is a Grant of Administration?
Resealing a Grant
When a grant is obtained in one province, but a deceased person has more assets or property in another province or country, the grant must be confirmed by the local provincial of territorial court.
A HELPFUL TIP
It may be more cost effective to execute a Last Will and Testament in each province that you hold assets or property (as opposed to resealing a Grant). To see how this applies to your estate, please contact a lawyer.