"What Will Happen To My Family When I'm Gone?"

It's the question we all hate to ask, and sadly, often ignore.

Developing a Will and deciding what happens to your Estate can be a complicated process that's tricky to navigate. There's a lot of legal jargon, paperwork, uncertainty on what information is required and fear of making the wrong decisions when you don't understand the process. 

Avoiding it altogether will create even greater challenges.

Don't Let Government Rules Or The Courts Decide Your Family's Future

A lack of planning for the future could mean your family is left to sort things out on their own when you're gone, or worse, have decisions - potentially the wrong ones - made for them without your input and consent.

You should have peace of mind knowing that no matter what happens, your estate is taken care of so your family won't be burdened with it when you're gone.

We understand how important it is to ensure your family is going to be ok.
Will your loved ones be ok after you're gone, injured or incapacitated?

We know these are tough decisions to make, with little time to make them.  We also know the costs can be high when you don't plan.

If you are an executor or administrator of an estate, it can be a daunting task. You deserve to have an experienced guide help you navigate the pitfalls associated with administering an estate. Being an executor has personal liability and you need to protect yourself from claims by beneficiaries or creditors.

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Planning The Way It Should Be

Be Heard
Have your wants and needs heard and understood so your wishes can be honoured when the time comes.
Be Empowered
Having the process explained can empower you to make the best decision possible with all the information available.
Be Set
Give your family a plan that protects them by making sure all the tough decisions are made before they need to be.
A Properly Drafted Will or Estate Plan Is the Greatest Final Gift You Could Give Your Family

When you have the right lawyer helping you through the process by listening, explaining and really understanding what's important to you, you will feel certain you're making the best decisions for your family's future.

A Proper Plan:

  • helps you avoid unnecessary headaches and saves you money in the long run.
  • is easier for your family. It eliminates the need to make hard decisions under duress.
  • gives you control over guardianship. It will help you avoid having the courts decide for you.
  • ensures your family member with a long term disability can maintain government supports (like AISH)
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It's Simple And Easy To Do Great Planning

Get Control Of Your Future
Make an appointment to come and talk to us about what you want.
Get Peace of Mind
We plan and set up your estate so that you know your loved ones are cared for after you die.
Know Your Family Is Supported
When you’re gone, we’ll be there to support your executor to carry out the terms of your Will.

A planned future is a good future.

VanderLeek Law has been helping families plan their futures for over 30 years.

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In the spirit of respect, reciprocity and truth, we honour and acknowledge Moh’kinsstis, and the traditional Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Blackfoot confederacy: Siksika, Kainai, Piikani, as well as the Îyâxe Nakoda and Tsuut’ina nations. We acknowledge that this territory is home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3 within the historical Northwest Métis homeland. Finally, we acknowledge all Nations – Indigenous and non – who live, work and play on this land, and who honour and celebrate this territory.