Making a Will

Making a Will

This publication is for Albertans who are thinking about writing or changing a will. Writing a will allows you to pass on your belongings to your loved ones according to your wishes and with as few problems as possible. If you die without a will, it’s often more costly, complicated, and time consuming to settle your estate. If you need more detailed help or legal advice, see Making a Will – Where Can I Get Help?

The contents of this publication are provided as general information only. It is not legal advice. If you have a legal problem, you should consult a lawyer.

Table of contents

What is a will?

How do I make a will?

Selecting a personal representative?

What goes in a will?

When should a will be updated?

What happens when I pass away?

Glossary

Where can I get more help?

You should NOT rely on this webpage for legal advice. It provides general information on Alberta law only. October 2015.