Calgary & Strathmore Wills, Estates & Trusts Lawyers

Getz Collins and Associates offers comprehensive, proactive estate planning and administration services that are individualized to each client’s unique circumstances. No matter the size or complexity of the estate, our professional estate lawyers ensure clients’ rights and wishes are properly represented and protected.

Our wills, estates, and trusts team advises clients on any aspect of estate matters, including:

  • Estate planning;
  • Estate administration;
  • Probate;
  • Enduring powers of attorney and personal directives;
  • Distribution issues (per capita or per stirpes);
  • Joint accounts;
  • Personal guarantees;
  • Digital assets; and
  • Trusts.

Comprehensive Estate Planning, Wills & Trusts

Forward-thinking, thorough estate planning is critical for individuals and families of all sizes in any tax bracket. A carefully considered, detailed estate plan ensures your assets are distributed in accordance with your wishes after your death. Advance planning, including wills and trusts, can help avoid prolonged probate processes that erode estate assets and foster family discord.

Some of the many benefits associated with comprehensive estate planning include:

  • Establishing personal directives for terminal health issues or end-of-life care;
  • Designating heirs for your assets;
  • Arranging powers of attorney in case of mental or physical incapacity;
  • Naming potential guardians for dependent children;
  • Creating a roadmap for estate tax planning;
  • Arranging for the succession and transition of business ownership and operations or the inheritance of company shares;
  • Protecting high-value assets and property through trusts;
  • Ensuring the support of dependent or adult children and their education; and
  • Setting aside assets for local causes or charities.

Navigating Estate Administration in Alberta

Administering an estate can be emotionally and legally complex, particularly in the aftermath of losing a loved one. A skilled estate lawyer’s guidance helps streamline the probate or administration proceedings and reduces the risk of costly estate litigation. Our estate lawyers can assist with any step of the process, including:

  • Locating wills;
  • Obtaining the Death Certificate and other official forms;
  • Identifying assets and debts;
  • Notifying beneficiaries;
  • Filing for probate or administration with the court;
  • Selling assets; and
  • Paying debts and distributing estate assets to beneficiaries.

Getz Collins and Associates: Providing Trusted Estate Law Advice in Calgary & Strathmore

With its decades of combined estate law experience, the estates team at Getz Collins and Associates is proud to provide clients with empathetic, trustworthy advice in wills, estates, and trust matters. Our reputation as a keystone of the Alberta legal community is built on our unyielding commitment to client service and our ability to offer flexible service options and accommodating fee structures. We guide clients through complicated estate matters, protecting their interests at every step, and advocate on their behalf when disputes arise.

Getz Collins and Associates is based in Calgary and Strathmore and serves clients across Alberta, including Airdrie, Cochrane, Okotoks, Drumheller, Chestermere, Hussar, and all surrounding areas. We bring a community-minded approach to the modern, innovative business of law. To schedule a consultation on your estate matter, please contact us at 587-391-5600 or reach out online.