Probate Lawyers in Calgary: Friendly, Affordable Services

Facing probate at what may be an already difficult time isn’t fun. As experienced Alberta probate lawyers, we guide you through the probate process and help ensure that it’s as painless as possible. We’ve handled numerous probate files, both for Alberta and non-Alberta executors, and look forward to helping you wherever you live.

How We Help Executors: Our Services

(Note: the term “personal representative” is the current legal term used to refer to an executor/executrix, administrator/administratix, and judicial trustee.)

As your probate lawyers, we will:

  • Review the will and other circumstances to determine whether probate is necessary.
  • Advise you on all matters connected with the administration of the estate.
  • Prepare the application to the Court of Queen’s Bench (Surrogate Matter) to have you formally appointed personal representative of the estate and to obtain the grant.
  • Help you distribute the deceased’s estate to the beneficiaries.
  • Prepare releases for the beneficiaries to complete to show that the administration of the estate is complete.

Our Fees

The Law Society of Alberta has suggested fee guidelines for probate lawyers’ core legal services. The fee guidelines suggest a base fee plus a percentage based on the value of the estate.

Our approach is different—and often less expensive. Larger estates can be simple and smaller estates can be complex, so we prefer to base our fees on how much work is involved. As a result, our fees are usually less—sometimes significantly less—than the guidelines.

Probate Services Anywhere

We can act as your probate lawyer no matter where you are in Alberta, and we can re-seal a grant of probate in Alberta if you’re an executor living outside the province and the deceased owned property in Alberta.

Contact us today and we’ll schedule an appointment, by phone or in person, to discuss your situation. We’ll let you know what our estimated fees may be, based on the information you provide at that time. We’ll also tell you honestly if we don’t think you need to probate the estate.

For your convenience, we also offer weekend appointments.


Words cannot express how grateful and thankful our family is for the attention and many hours of detailed work that was completed over the past year by J. E. Fletcher Professional Corporation to handle the execution of probate of our parents estate.
We are very happy our parents selected John Fletcher to fulfill all the legal requirements to get closure on this part of the estate settlements. Our family is in total agreement that our parents would have been very glad to know their wishes were looked after exactly as they requested and with no difficulties for any of us. It made our lives much easier.
Again thank you — we want you to know we appreciated all the support we received from you, John. We would definitely recommend J. E. Fletcher Professional Corporation to others who may require legal assistance and/or representation.

- The Basil and Bettie Bell Family