Making a Will – Where can I get more help?

Legislation

For print copies of Acts or Regulations, contact the Queen’s Printer Bookstore:

Edmonton: 780.427.4952

Toll-free in Alberta: dial 310-0000 followed by 780.427.4952

Website: www.qp.alberta.ca

Free electronic copies of Acts and Regulations can be found by searching the alphabetical list at:

http://www.qp.alberta.ca/Laws_Online.cfm

  • 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

Government & Court Resources

Alberta Courts

Frequently Asked Questions about wills: www.albertacourts.ca/court-of-queens-bench/frequentlyasked-questions

Alberta Justice

Wills: www.justice.alberta.ca/programs_services/wills/Pages/default.aspx

Saying Farewell: A Guide to Assist you with the Death and Dying Process

Available online: www.seniors.alberta.ca/documents/Saying-Farewell-Dying-Process-Guide.pdf

Alberta Supports Contact Centre

Phone: 1.877.644.9992

Office of the Public Guardian & Trustee

Phone: 1.877.427.4525

Website: www.humanservices.alberta.ca/guardianship-trusteeship.html

Legal Services

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 should provide a free half-hour consultation.

Toll free in Alberta: 1.800.661.1095

Calgary: 403.228.1722

Website: http://www.lawsociety.ab.ca/public/lawyer_referral.aspx

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

Law Information Centres (LInC)

Located in Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer, and Grande Prairie courthouses. LInC can provide information about court processes, court forms, and explain the steps to take in making a legal application. LInC cannot provide legal advice.

Website: http://albertacourts.ca/resolution-and-court-administration-serv/law-information-centres-linc

Family Law Information Centres

Located throughout Alberta, these Centres can provide general information about family law, court procedures, and court forms.

To find a location:

http://albertacourts.ca/resolution-and-court-administration-serv/family-law-information-centre-flic

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.

Phone: 403.234.9266

Website: http://clg.ab.ca

Central Alberta Community Legal Clinic (Red Deer)

Offers legal advice on wills to low income individuals. Strict financial guides apply; call to determine eligibility.

Phone: 403.314.9129

Toll-free: 1.877.314.9129

Website: www.communitylegalclinic.net

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.

Phone: 780.702.1725

Website: www.eclc.ca

Grande Prairie Legal Guidance

Offers legal advice on wills to low income individuals. Call to determine eligibility.

Phone: 780.882.0036

Website: www.gplg.ca

Dial-A-Law

Pre-recorded legal information available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Calgary: 403.234.9022

Toll-free: 1.800.332.1091

Website: http://clg.ab.ca/programs-services/dial-a-law

Resources for Seniors

Older Adult Knowledge Network

A website of the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta

Website: www.oaknet.ca

Kerby Centre

Phone: 403.265.0661

Website: http://kerbycentre.com

Golden Circle Senior Resource Centre

Phone: 403.343.6074

Website: www.goldencircle.ca

Seniors Association of Greater Edmonton (SAGE)

Phone: 780.423.5510

Website: www.MySage.ca

Ministry of Seniors – Government of Alberta

Programs and Services for Seniors

Website: http://www.seniors.alberta.ca

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