Writing a will? Need estate planning? Involved in estate litigation?
When a loved one passes away, often the family must manage the deceased’s earthly affairs. Preparing and executing
the deceased’s will and distributing the estate can seem overwhelming. Experienced lawyers can lighten the burden of
estate preparation and litigation.
At Coley Hennessy Cassis Ewasko, our lawyers have over 30 years of experience. Since we opened our doors in 1978,
we have been helping clients prepare and execute wills and estates in Edmonton.
Personal Directives and Powers of Attorney
Sometimes injury or illness prevents a person from being able to make life decisions. In such situations, we can help
establish a personal directive or power of attorney. Prepare a personal directive to ensure that your end-of-life wishes
Personal directives allow you to choose one or more persons you trust to
make personal decisions for you, if you are not able to. These documents
establish wishes regarding the following topics:
• Health care
• Participation in certain activities
• Other personal concerns
Writing a Will and Dying without a Will
To ease many end-of-life concerns, plan ahead by preparing a will. A will allows you to decide how to distribute your
estate after death. Coley Hennessy Cassis Ewasko lawyers have experience preparing these documents. We look at your
possible beneficiaries, assets, and liabilities. Doing so helps us create a document appropriate for your needs and
We can help answer inquiries about wills, personal directives, and enduring powers of attorney.
After a death, legally appointed representatives administer the deceased’s estate. We can assist you in preparing the
necessary estate paperwork. Our lawyers help clients at all stages, from document preparation to the estate's final
distribution. We can also represent trustees, executors, and beneficiaries of contested estates.
As you make decisions about wills and estates in Edmonton, let our senior practitioners help.
Call (780) 468-2551 today to arrange a free introductory consultation with a wills and estates lawyer.