Meeting Your Estate Lawyer for the First Time? Here’s What to Expect

There are tons of movies that depict lawyers as people you only call when you're in big trouble. Of course, reality tends to be completely different. So, in case you're meeting your estate lawyer for the first time, there are some situations you might expect. Additionally, you should know you have no reason to be nervous or scared. Lawyers generally have really good people skills. That means a professional Read More

Remember, Estate Planning Isn’t Just for Old People

A near-universal assumption seems to be that estate planning is only necessary if you’re old and / or wealthy.  You’re young, still working for a living, and have a long way to go before you need to think about the distribution of your assets, right? Hopefully that will turn out to be the case, but the reality is that we can’t see the future. Something could happen tomorrow that hampers our ability to make Read More

What Your Will Can and Cannot Do, Part 2: The Limitations

Although your will is an important estate planning document—as we discussed in Part 1 of this blog earlier this month—there are certain tasks and directives that it cannot accomplish. Understanding these limitations is essential to determining whether you require additional estate plans to ensure that your assets—as well as those you love—are protected in the future. You Cannot Create a Personal Directive A Read More

Estate Connection Radio Commercial Hits the Airwaves

Our new radio commercial has been making the rounds on Alberta radio stations 102.3 NOW! and Up! 99.3. Click below to listen! Read More

Estate Connection Featured in T8N Magazine

Estate Connection was featured in a recent edition of T8N Magazine where we discuss how we help you plan your family legacy. Click here to read our feature! Read More

What Your Will Can and Cannot Do, Part 1: The Capabilities

An up-to-date will is a key part of any effective estate plan. It accomplishes several important goals, foremost of which is allowing you to specify how your estate will be distributed after you pass away and naming a guardian for any minor children who survive you. A will also prevents the time and expense of litigating your estate, protecting the inheritances of your loved ones and preventing a dispute from Read More

Understanding the Dangers of the DIY Estate

Your estate plan always has an impact on your family’s future. When the time comes to write your will, an estate planning lawyer can help you avoid a wide range of financial hazards. If you decide to go it alone, you leave your family vulnerable to a number of serious financial, legal, and emotional difficulties. Take a look at these common dangers of the DIY estate, as well as the various consequences associated Read More

“I’ll Do It When I Get Older”

Typically, most people do not think about estate planning until they get older and are about to retire.  However, you need to think about estate planning much earlier, especially if you experience a major change in your life such as getting married, having a child, or getting a divorce Many people say they don’t have to do any estate planning because they don’t have any money. I can tell you that Read More