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By-Your-Side Probate Services - Alberta's #1 Probate Coach

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As your probate coach
we believe wrapping up an Estate in Alberta should be about preserving the estate for the beneficiaries, this is our top priority.


Why Executors Are Beyond Satisfied!

"Carolyn, on behalf of my family and I, we would like to thank you for helping us thru a very stressful time.  You are wonderfully knowledgeable and efficient.  Your fee is extremely reasonable and our experience was very positive all the way around.  Everything went smoothly and we are very happy.  Thanks again."


"My husband found Probate Coach online. Carolyn Lawrence (Probate Coach) met with us promptly and presented as extremely professional. She was very well organized and explained the process of filing for probate in a clear, and easy to understand manner. Ms. Lawrence walked me through step-by-step and answered emails and phone calls quickly when I had questions or needed clarification. Due to her excellent and thorough instruction, I filed the probate for my mother’s estate effortlessly. It was approved by the Court in the beginning of December with no issues. I would highly recommend the Probate Coach (Carolyn Lawrence) for anyone dealing with a recent passing of a loved one. She was kind, efficient, trustworthy, and incredibly less expensive than using a law firm. Thank you Carolyn, for making a difficult time so much easier.

"Carolyn was a wonderful coach - very efficient and made everything make sense.  She was very informed on all aspects of the filing process to help things go smoothly.  She gives you confidence and supports you through the whole process.

Thanks so much for everything."

"Carolyn was amazing to work with when my mother-in-law passed away.  I highly recommend her services."

"I would not hesitate to recommend Carolyn's services as a Probate Coach.  Her direction in a stressful time for an intimidating responsibility was invaluable to me and her cost was quite fair.  I especially appreciated her knowledge on probating a Will completed in another Province and the additional forms needed to meet Alberta's requirements.  Thank you for providing this service with grace, your sensitivity to my loss made this process easier."


Possible reasons for filing an application for a grant of probate, on behalf of a deceased loved one's estate:

Will needs to be validated by a Justice of the Court, if:

with or without a will we can help you.
  1. Requested by Land Titles 
  2. Requested by Banks
  3. Requested by Insurance Brokers
  4. Requested by Vehicle Registry
  5. No Executor named in the Will

Possible reason for filing an application for a grant of Administration.

  1. No Will was made or can be found at all

By-Your-Side Probate Services offers Executor(s):
  • Duties Demystified
  • Executor's Guide/Checklist  (free for the asking)
  • Less anxiety more peace-of-mind
  • Probate coaching(step-by-step easy instructions)
  • Significant savings of time and money

Call us before you order your application forms from Queen's Printer of the 300+ pages in the package we can inform you of which forms you will need to complete your estate matters.  Typically less than 20 pages are required for most estates.

Application Forms
Queens Printer Application FormsFrom start to finish we simplify your duties. Looking after the details of a loved one’s estate can be overwhelming.  Executor’s take their responsibilities seriously but the unfamiliar duties can be daunting.  Teaming up with By-Your-Side Probate Services will reduce your anxiety.  

As your Coach integrity & preservation of the estate is forefront in our mind for you and your family.

We are just a call away, find out if our services are right for you with a free 1/2 hour consultation.

Our Probate services will help you through with your loved one's estate concerns.The estate must be situated in Alberta, but we coach and work with executors or administrators who also live outside of Alberta.  Our clients have lived across Canada, the U.S. and even as far away as the NetherlandsDistance has not affected the work quality and turn around time.

Non-Grant Application required when:

the Executor does not need to file any application with the Court but still has to distribute inheritance to the beneficiaries.  Effective June, 2015. 

Other Services:
  • Coaching of Personal Directive Documents
  • Coaching of Power of Attorney Documents
  • Coaching of Will Kit
  • Coaching on Land Titles Transfers (for Personal Representatives)
  • Coaching of Small Claims Application
  • Coaching of Collecting on your Judgment
  • Commissioner for Oaths (for Alberta)
  • Request Private  Executors Workshops