Being a Personal Representative – Where can I get more help?
For print copies of Acts or Regulations, contact the Queen’s Printer Bookstore:
Toll-free in Alberta: dial 310-0000 followed by 780.427.4952
Free electronic copies of Acts and Regulations can be found by searching the alphabetical list at:
- Wills and Succession Act
- Estate Administration Act
- Adult Guardianship and Trustee Act (AGTA)
- Trustee Act
- Unclaimed Personal Property and Vested Property Act
- Adult Guardianship and Trusteeship Regulation
- Surrogate Rules
Provincial Government & Court Resources
Alberta Vital Statistics
Death Information: http://www.servicealberta.gov.ab.ca/657.cfm
Telephone toll free within Alberta: 310-0000 then dial 780.427.7013
Alberta Supports Contact Centre
Office of the Public Guardian & Trustee
Federal Government & Court Resources
Canada Pension Plan – Survivor’s Pension
Canada Revenue Agency
Law Society of Alberta Lawyer Referral Service
The Lawyer Referral Service will provide you with the names of three lawyers in your area that you can consult. Each lawyer will provide a free half-hour consultation.
Toll free in Alberta: 1.800.661.1095
Legal Aid Alberta
Legal Aid Alberta can help with select adult guardianship and trusteeship matters, as well as certain income support and government benefit cases. Call to determine eligibility.
Toll-free in Alberta: 1.866.845.3425
Resolution and Court Administration Services
Located throughout Alberta, these Centres can provide general information about family law, bankruptcy, residential tenancy, civil matters including wills and estates, court procedures, and court forms.
Toll free in Alberta: 1-855-738-4747
Calgary Legal Guidance
Elder Law Program helps older adults who have questions about wills, estates, adult guardianship and trusteeship, powers of attorney, and elder abuse. Call to determine eligibility.
Central Alberta Community Legal Clinic (Red Deer)
Offers legal advice on wills to low income individuals. Strict financial guides apply; call to determine eligibility.
Edmonton Community Legal Centre
Can provide referrals to lawyers or firms who can assist in drafting wills for a reduced cost based on income. Call to determine eligibility.
Grande Prairie Legal Guidance
Offers legal advice on wills to low income individuals. Call to determine eligibility.
Pre-recorded legal information available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Resources for Seniors
Older Adult Knowledge Network
A website of the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta
Golden Circle Senior Resource Centre
Seniors Association of Greater Edmonton (SAGE)
Ministry of Seniors – Government of Alberta
Programs and Services for Seniors
Being a Personal Representative
This booklet is one of many publications produced by the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta. All publications can be viewed and downloaded for free by visiting www.cplea.ca.
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