Wills and Estate Planning

Important Information Required to Prepare a Will

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we're now offering several different services related to wills:

Additional information can be found at my site devoted to lawyer-drafted wills and estate planning services for Calgary residents.




Starting at: 

These rates include the drafting of the will (or wills), enduring power(s) of attorney, and personal directive(s), and indicate starting rates for these will-drafting services. Additional charges of $300 plus GST per hour will apply to clients who require more time than is projected in the above estimates. In my experience, the above estimates accurately reflect the time it takes to complete wills (and related documents) for individuals and couples.


While these rates are more than you might pay to purchase a do-it-yourself wills kit, there are many

advantages to using a lawyer to help you write a will. As well, it almost every case it is important for an adult living in Alberta to have a will, along with an enduring power of attorney and personal directive. Special rules apply to the distribution of property of people who died without having a will (known as being intestate). Suffice it to say that legal procedures dealing with intestacy are more complex and typically substantially more costly than those procedures that apply to probating the will of a deceased individual.  

Though wills tend to be similar in jurisdictions with a legal system based on the English Common Law system, there may be variations in the law from one such jurisdiction to the next. In Alberta, the most important piece of legislation dealing with wills is the Wills and Succession Act. If you own property in more than one jurisdiction (province, state, or country) it's a good idea to get additional advice from a lawyer who practices law in that jurisdiction. 

Please look through the information below to see if any of it applies to your circumstances. You may also wish to check this out these will and estate planning FAQs.



Please let me know if any of the following situations apply to you before I prepare your will:


Witnesses for Wills