When loved ones pass, their Will and the personal representative appointed therein, are usually sufficient to administer their Estate without dispute. Unfortunately, such is not always the case.
For example, in many cases the deceased will not have properly executed a valid will, therefore triggering a unique set of rules for the administration the estate. In other instances, an otherwise valid Will may not take into account the rights of dependents, a spouse or an adult interdependent partner (common law spouse). Sometimes personal representatives appointed under a Will are not administering the Estate in accordance with the wording or intent of the Will. There are even instances where a Will had been signed or altered under undue influence or without the individual being mentally capable of understanding what he/she was doing at the time.
Whether one is a personal representative defending against an unsubstantiated allegation or a potential beneficiary advancing a legitimate claim, our legal team is able to assist clients to obtain Court assistance in these matters.
To book an initial consultation to discuss any of the above matters, please call our office at 403-948-0009.
- Wills and Succession Act – http://www.qp.alberta.ca/documents/Acts/W12P2.pdf