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Estate Lawyer

Estate Lawyers You Can Trust in Calgary

Legal matters regarding estates and wills are complicated - involving difficult questions and issues. Moreover, while Alberta provides ample legal support for you to guard your estate and distribute your resources as you wish, navigating the legalities on your own can be difficult. When it comes to wills and estates, getting the right legal help from someone you can trust is essential. At First West Law LLP, we have years of experience in providing legal assistance in all matters of estate and wills law to the residents of Calgary.


We provide a comprehensive range of legal services for estate planning, administration, and litigation in Calgary. With our help, you can plan a better future for both yourself and your family. We can help you in planning your will and also advise you on complex matters concerning your estate, including tax benefits. Our estate lawyers are also equipped to handle all kinds of issues involving probate. And if it comes to estate litigation, we will defend your rights, no matter what side of the contention you're on.


We understand that issues regarding wills and estates are unique to every client, which is why our team of estate lawyers believes in providing a hands-on approach. When you come to us, we carefully assess your needs and case to devise the right strategy for you. We also know that matters involving wills are sensitive, and you can rely on us to exercise the maximum possible level of discretion at all stages of your case.


If you're considering getting legal help regarding a matter concerning estate and wills, schedule an appointment with us at our office near downtown-Victoria Park District.

Estate Planning

We understand that estate planning can be a difficult affair, made even more complicated by its legalities. Having sound legal advice on your side can not only ensure a better future for your loved ones, but it can make planning what happens to your estate after you're gone easier. Our estate lawyers can advise you on a variety of issues regarding your will and estate, including, but not limited to:

  • Wills
    Drafting a will is one of the three cornerstones of estate planning. Our team can advise you on all issues regarding your will, including asset distribution. We assist you in drafting a will protected from possible future misinterpretations and invalidation.
  • Personal Directive
    We provide legal counsel on issues regarding your personal directive. Your personal directive denotes choosing an 'agent' to make decisions regarding issues like your health, accommodation, and legal matters not relating to your property if you become incapacitated.
  • Power of Attorney
    An enduring power of attorney (EPA) involves appointing someone to take care of financial decisions if you're unable to carry them out yourself due to incapacitation. Choosing a reliable person in your EPA process is the third most important step towards sound estate planning.

Some of the many other estate planning issues that our estate lawyers can help you with are creating trusts - including those for minors, corporate legal affairs like succession, and choosing trustees and guardians.



Estate Administration

Estate administration on the passing of a loved one can be a challenging responsibility. You might not be aware of your legal duties, which can lead to estate disputes. At First West Law LLP, we can help in all matters regarding estate administration, like the interpretation of the will and accounting requirements. In most cases, estate administration requires a Grant of Probate, a legal validation of the will and your role as an Executor. Our estate lawyers can assist you with the complex probate process and help you carry out your responsibilities under the will.

Estate Litigation

The passing of a loved one can give rise to many issues regarding the estate, will or the lack thereof - creating the need for estate litigation. Our lawyers have many years of experience providing the right legal representation and counsel to clients with issues involving estate litigation. Some of the many estate litigation issues that we offer legal solutions to are:

  • Probate disputes
  • Breach of executor duties
  • Undue influence
  • Issues regarding the power of attorney
  • Financial mismanagement

Contact Our Estate Lawyers in Calgary

Getting the help of an experienced estate lawyer can not only make your issues regarding wills and estate easier to understand, but it can ensure the transfer of assets to the right people. Our estate lawyers have counselled and represented many parties in estate and wills issues and disputes in Calgary. Speak to one of the members of our experienced team to find out how we can help you.


Experienced Estate Lawyers in Calgary

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