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Probate Alberta Guide: Your Questions Answered

You’re probably here for one of three reasons. You’re: interested in planning your estate, considering taking on the role of a deceased’s personal representative, or looking for Calgary probate lawyers.

And you have questions about probate in Alberta. We’re here to help.

Below, you’ll find answers to common questions about probate, Alberta probate law, Alberta probate fees, and more.

Probate in Alberta: A Complex Process

Carrying out your duties as a personal representative can be very demanding, except in the simplest of situations. Our job is to try to explain the requirements in simple, non-legalese language so you will be better prepared.

The following pages will answer most of your questions and clarify the process. Simply click on the links below for an explanation of the topic.

The information here is not intended to cover every detail of probate in Alberta, but to serve as an overview. Remember, it is not intended to be legal advice and should not be relied on for that purpose.


Who’s Who?

Probate Law

Common Questions

Executor (Personal Representative) Topics


How We Can Help

With the sudden but separate passing of two family members last year, I became the Executrix for both Estates simultaneously. Imagine the challenges & legal complexities of navigating these unusual circumstances. JE Fletcher Professional Corporation guided me in a highly professional, experienced manner through to probate. I am truly grateful for the exceptional service this firm provided to me during this most difficult time of my family’s life.

- Michelle F.