Making a Personal Directive in Alberta

Making a Personal Directive in Alberta

This booklet is for people who are wondering if they should write a Personal Directive. It is about putting your affairs in order and planning for the future. It explains what is involved in making a Personal Directive and how a Personal Directive can help you to look after your future personal (non-financial) needs. It describes some common examples. This booklet gives general information only, not legal advice. It is not a do-it-yourself guide. For that, you need a more detailed self-help publication or legal advice. See the Community Resources section for information on where to get this help.

Contents

  1. What is it? Top 5 General Information Questions about Personal Directives
  2. How do I make one? Top 10 Questions about Creating a Personal Directive
  3. What goes in it? Top 10 Questions about the Content of Personal Directives
  4. When does it get reviewed? Top 5 Questions about Updating a Personal Directive
  5. What happens with it? Top 10 Questions about the Administration of Personal Directives
  6. How does it end? Top 5 Questions about how Personal Directives Stop Having Effect
  7. What do the Words Mean? Glossary
  8. Where can I get more help? Community Resources
You should NOT rely on this webpage for legal advice. It provides general information on Alberta law only. April 2014.
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