FAQs on this topic are provided in a booklet. This booklet explains what is involved in being a personal representative. It is divided into two sections:
• a question and answer section that looks at issues to consider before you accept the role as well as common questions and examples; and
• a checklist section that helps guide you when the testator—the person who made the will—dies.
This booklet gives general information only, not legal advice. It is not a do-it-yourself guide. For that, you need a more detailed self-help publication or legal advice. See the last few pages of the booklet for information on where to get help.
Click here to view or download and print the booklet.
How do I obtain a Probate package to probate a will?
The item you require for litigation and processing of will and estate/probate matters is called the Surrogate Rules Package and is available to purchase from Alberta Queen’s Printer. It is available electronically (PDF format that can be printed off to be completed) or in print format.
[Excerpted from Alberta Queen’s Printer website – FAQs page]