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Definition: A will is a legal document determining the distribution of property and belongings after a person’s death. Also included here is information about legal documents that express someone's intentions for the management of their affairs in the event that they become incapable of doing so for themselves (for example, powers of attorney, living wills, personal directives, Supported Decision-making).

Alberta Resources

This online resource from the Office of the Public Trustee (Alberta) provides information about enduring powers of attorney. Sections include: Why you need an Enduring Power of Attorney; Choosing an attorney; Keep your Power of Attorney current; Cancelling an Enduring Power of Attorney; When a donor dies; Other things to consider.

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This online resource from Service Alberta provides information about Personal Directives. Sections include: Introduction; A Time When You Cannot Make Decisions; Writing Your Personal Directive; Choosing Someone to Make Decisions on Your Behalf - Your "Agent"; Areas of Decision Making Authority; Information Card; Frequently Asked Questions; Definitions; and Where Can I Get More Help? (PDF - 24 pages)
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These pages on the Alberta Justice website provide information and answers to common questions for Albertans on administering estates for deceased people, family property division on death, and planning ahead for your will.

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These "How old do I have to be?" FAQs are provided by the Canadian Legal FAQs, a website of the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta. They provide answers for youth about age-related issues under various topics: family, criminal, medical and health related, legal and financial, activities (such as driving), school and work.

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“Have You Heard the One About The Canadian Who Died Without a Will?”

A lighthearted twist on a serious topic, here are five excuses, together with rebuttal, for you to share with colleagues and clients or consider in your own situation. This article first appeared in the Centre for Public Legal Education's LawNow Magazine Vol 42-1: Wills and Estates.

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The Planning for the Future section of the Alzheimer Society of Canada's website offers suggestions and a checklist to facilitate personal and legal planning.

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Created by the BC Law Institute, the Canadian Centre for Elder Law is a national, non-profit body dedicated to exploring the particular legal issues which affect older Canadians through research, law reform, and education. CCEL has published plain language materials on these topics targeting health care practitionners, non-profit organizations, and the general public.

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This page from explains the law behind that powerful and very personal document, the power of attorney. Also see the section: 'Elder Law, Wills, Trusts, Estates' (accessible from a link at the top of the page) for related issues.

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Seniors Canada is a fast and straightforward way for seniors, their families, caregivers and organizations that support them to access authoritative and trusted information provided by governments and well known non-government organizations. Information included the site: consumer protection, wills and estates, divorce, and other legal matters.

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Advance care planning is a process of reflection and communication, a time for you to reflect on your values and wishes, and to let others know your future health and personal care preferences in the event that you become incapable of consenting to or refusing treatment or other care. This website will help you to create an advance care plan that will document your wishes to be followed in the event you cannot speak for yourself. This website also gives information to caregivers, family, and friends helping to create an advance care plan for you. There is a Tool kit for community organizations; ACP planning resources; and Workbooks for all jurisdictions.

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