Being a Personal Representative

Being a Personal Representative

Being a Personal Representative in Alberta

This publication is for Albertans who want to learn more about what is involved in being a personal representative (previously known as an executor).

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

The information contained in this publication was correct at the time it was produced. Be aware that there may have been subsequent changes which make the information outdated at the time you are reading it. The Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta will not be responsible for any loss arising from reliance on or action taken (or not taken) as a result of this information.

This publication is also available as a print-friendly PDF.

Table of Contents:

What is involved in being a personal representative?

What happens when the testator dies?

How can things go wrong?

Checklists:  10 Steps to Take When the Testator Dies


Where can I get more help?


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