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  • What Does An Executor Do?

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    The Executor is the individual named in the will or appointed by court, whose role is to carry out the directions of the deceased person’s will. If there is no will, then the court-appointed Executor is responsible for administering the deceased person’s estate. The Executor’s role can be a complex and difficult role. The Executor’s […]

  • Residential Real Estate Terms Defined

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    Residential real estate transactions in Alberta are most commonly governed by the various versions of the Alberta Real Estate Association’s template forms of agreement.  These templates continually evolve and their standard terms aim to highlight and address many of the key considerations sellers and buyers should consider when agreeing to these transactions.  Within these forms […]

  • Differences Between Purchasing a New Condo or a Re-sale Condo

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    Purchasing a condo new will have differences in the complexity of purchase agreements, closing processes, and warranty programs when compared to purchasing a re-sale condo or newly constructed house. Differences from Purchasing a Re-Sale Condominium: Purchase Agreements: A New Condominium Construction Contract is typically lengthier and more complicated than a re-sale Purchase Contract; The New […]

  • Plan your Estate with an Enduring Power of Attorney

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    An Enduring Power of Attorney allows you to plan for the administration of your affairs in the event that you become permanently or temporarily mentally incapacitated. It differs from a Last Will and Testament, which only becomes effective upon your death, and is necessary to ensure your assets are dealt with accordingly in such situations […]

  • Personal Directive Vs. A Will

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    A Will determines how a person’s property will be divided upon death, and a personal directive grants authority to an individual to make decisions on another’s behalf regarding non-financial matters before death. Planning for the unexpected, such as death and mental incapacity, is one of the best investments you can make.  During times of crisis, […]

  • What does a Real Estate Lawyer do

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    A real estate lawyer will assist with the preparation and understanding of the purchase or buy contract, ensuring you have all the necessary legal components required, while protecting your best interests. For the majority of individuals, the purchase or sale of a home is the largest financial transaction in their lifetime. The role of a […]