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Probate and Wills in Peace River

It goes without saying that every adult should have a formal will. It’s the only way to make sure that your assets go to the people you love after you die. And since death remains an unfortunate aspect of being alive, it’s very important to take the right steps to protect your assets.

At Verhaeghe Law Office in Peace River, we can help you draft a formal will that ensures your assets go to the right places after you die. We also provide probate services so that your will can be officially recognized by major institutions in Canada. Don’t leave your loved ones with their grief and a complicated estate to divide up. Contact us today to make sure that your assets in Peace River and elsewhere, go to the people who matter most to you.

Can I Write My Own Will?

It’s hard to think about. No one likes to do it. But death can come at any moment. Writing a will is the only way to protect the things you leave behind after you die.

Although it is possible to write a will yourself, we don’t think it’s a great idea. Of course, we have a vested interest. But the fact of the matter is that it takes very precise language to write up a will that can be interpreted by a court. Hiring a lawyer from Verhaeghe Law Office to help you write your will is an effective way to ensure that the court will be able to understand exactly what you want.

And we’ve seen wills that are not written properly go the wrong way. As estate lawyers, we’ve worked with clients who end up in court trying to claim what has been left to them by their deceased relative. It’s a messy process and has torn even the strongest families to bits. Don’t let it happen to you and your loved ones!

Do I Need to Probate My Will?

In some cases, it’s not enough to have a lawyer write your will in the clearest possible terms. If your estate is large or involves any kind of land that needs to be distributed, you will need to probate your will. Smaller estates can sometimes get by without it. But a Grant of Probate is the only way to ensure that financial and real estate institutions will recognize the final version of your will.

A Grant of Probate comes from the Alberta provincial probate court. Like most legal paperwork and documentation, it’s a process that should be done by a professional lawyer. Imagine if you incorrectly filed some part of the paperwork and the error only became clear after you died? It would be a disaster.

The lawyers at Verhaeghe Law Office can help you probate your will and ensure that your estate will be distributed properly after you pass away. Don’t take the risk to save a few bucks. Contact the Peace River probate and wills experts today.