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September 2017 – Estate Planning Q and A

Posted by on Sep 5, 2017 in Blog

Estate Planning Q and A – What is it, How you choose an Executor, and More By Helen Rees What is Estate Planning? Estate Planning is the thoughtful plan you make to pass on your assets after you die. Your ‘Estate’ is everything you own. The key document is your Will. It also includes other documents…Read More Here!

July 2017 – Understanding Real Property Reports

Posted by on Jul 5, 2017 in Blog

Understanding Real Property Reports By Anton (Tony) Suberlak, LLB What is a Real Property Report (RPR)? An RPR is a surveyor’s report showing the location of buildings and other permanent structures on the property, such as a house, permanent shed, fence or deck (2 feet above the ground). An RPR also identifies property lines as well…Read More Here!

June 2017 – Ways to Hold Interest in Land

Posted by on Jun 6, 2017 in Blog

Ways to Hold an Interest in Land – What’s the difference? By Anton Q. (Tony) Suberlak, J.D. There are two ways in which more than one person can own an interest in land. The first way is known as “joint tenants” where both people own the whole property together as if they were one person, kind…Read More Here!

May 2017 – Foreclosure in Alberta

Posted by on May 5, 2017 in Blog

Foreclosure in Alberta – Know your Options By Jeff Wreschner Foreclosure law is changing quickly in Alberta. Now more than ever, it is very important to have up to date information on your rights and options. Technically speaking, a homeowner is “in default” once they fail to pay a mortgage payment at the scheduled time….Read More Here!

April 2017 – Case Study on Estate Planning

Posted by on Apr 3, 2017 in Blog

Case Study:  Advance Estate Planning Could Have Saved Time and Money By Avoiding Probate By Helen Rees I met with clients recently, a son and daughter, whose mother had recently passed on.  Her daughter was named executor in the mother’s will.  The estate has no property other than the condo in which the mother had…Read More Here!

March 2017 – Separated and Living Together

Posted by on Mar 6, 2017 in Blog

Am I Still Separated while Living in the Same House as my Ex? If you currently cohabit with your soon to be ex-spouse, you can be deemed separated if you are living independently (i.e. sleeping in separate bedrooms, have independent social lives, separate and distinct parenting time with children). In Alberta the three grounds for…Read More Here!

February 2017 – Will versus Living Will

Posted by on Feb 6, 2017 in Blog

Will versus Living Will – What is the Difference? Do I need Either? By Helen Rees Most people know that a Will is a legal document which states who inherits your assets and who has custody of children (under 18) after you die. Without a Will, Statute and a judge determine who in your family…Read More Here!

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