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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).

The Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta produces and distributes booklets and pamphlets that explain the law in plain language. Topics areas include: Landlord and tenant; Real estate; Wills and estates; Registered charities; Elder abuse; and Law-related education materials for schools. Publications are available to download as PDFs or print copies may be ordered. 

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This online resource is from the Canadian Legal FAQs, a website of the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta. These FAQs include information about: Making a Will - Being an Executor; Making a Power of Attorney - Being a Personal Representative; and Making a Personal Directive - Being an Agent.

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This booklet produced by the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta 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 job 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. This 20 page PDF is available for free download.

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This booklet produced by the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta is for people who have been asked to be an Agent under someone’s Personal Directive. It explains what is involved in being an Agent. There are two sections: a question and answer section that covers issues to consider before you accept the job as well as common questions and examples; and a checklist section that helps guide you when the Personal Directive comes into effect. This booklet gives general information only, not legal advice. It is not a do-it-yourself guide. This 20 page PDF is available for free download.

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This booklet produced by the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta is for people who have been asked to be an Attorney under someone’s Enduring Power of Attorney. It explains what is involved in being an Attorney. There are two sections: a question and answer section touching on issues to consider beforeyou accept the job as well as common questions and examples; and a checklist section that helps guide you when the donor—the person who gave you Power of Attorney—loses capacity. This booklet gives general information only, not legal advice. It is not a do-it-yourself guide. This 16 page PDF is available for free download.

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The Calgary Chinese Community Service Association is an ethnocultural community service agency. CCSA offers four core programs: Children and Youth, Integration and Civic Engagement (ICE), Health Program, and Legal Program. Their Law and Advocacy Program is funded by the Alberta Law Foundation and provides a range of services including: basic legal information and referrals, Commissioner for Oaths and Notary, a free legal outreach clinic and will and estate documents drafting services.

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This booklet produced by the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta is for people who are wondering if they should write a Power of Attorney. It is about putting your affairs in order and planning for the future. It explains what is involved in making a Power of Attorney and how a Power of Attorney can help you to look after your current and future financial affairs. It describes some common examples.  This 16 page PDF is available for free download.

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This booklet produced by the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta is for people who are wondering if they should write a Personal Directive. It is about putting your affairs in order and planning for the future. It explains what is involved in making a Personal Directive and how a Personal Directive can help you to look after your future personal (non-financial) needs. It describes some common examples. This 16 page PDF is available for free download.

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This booklet produced by the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta is for people who are wondering if they should write a Will. It explains what is involved in making a Will. The purpose of writing a Will is to pass on your belongings to your loved ones according to your wishes and with as few problems as possible. If you die without a Will, it’s often more costly, complicated, and time-consuming to settle your estate, and this booklet describes some common examples. This 24 page PDF is available for free download.

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