Sweeping Changes Coming to Alberta Wills and Succession Law

The Wills and Succession Act has been passed by the Legislature of Alberta and is scheduled to come into law in early 2012.

This new statute will consolidate several existing statutes including the Wills Act, Intestate Succession Act, Dependants Relief Act and the Survivorship Act. There are significant amendments that will be made to the Matrimonial Property Act and other applicable pieces of legislation. It is strongly suggested that you review your existing will and other documents related to your estate plan with your legal counsel in order to ensure that your current documents will continue to carry out your intentions in light of these upcoming changes.