Why Professional Help is Important

Anna May Choles explains why hiring professionals to set up your estate is a good idea

A will can be valid without being good. You aren’t paying for a “thing” when you pay for a will, you are paying for advice, good questions, and effective writing to make a better will. This session will consider some of the common mistakes and assumptions that people make when creating a will; covering topics such as formal requirement for a will to be valid, who are not good choices for witnesses and/or executors, property that you cannot give away in a will, wills that don’t “add up” and who you must include in your estate plans, to name just a few.


Special thanks to Anna May Choles, LLB, Rackel Belzil LLP for hosting this session.

Thank you for checking out these recordings of WillPower Wills Week presentations made the week of October 4-8, 2021 by volunteer lawyers and an accountant. The views expressed in these recordings are those of the presenter and not of Edmonton Community Foundation.

The information contained in these recordings is based on Alberta law and is for general information only and to encourage you to ACT — to get professional assistance to get a good and valid will, personal directive and enduring power of attorney in place to protect your family, your assets and your business.

The information in these recordings is NOT legal or tax advice and does not replace legal or tax advice. Every person has a unique situation. For legal advice about your situation and/or to prepare these important documents make sure to visit a wills & estates lawyer.

We thank the volunteers who present Wills Week each year.