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

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


Why Executors Are Beyond Satisfied!

"I found Carolyn’s “By-Your-Side” probate service online and she was also referred to me by a friend.  My mother’s estate, while substantial in monetary terms, was very simple - four beneficiaries, no properties to sell, etc.  While many lawyers would have charged me a percentage of the estate, Carolyn charges on an hourly basis.
The paperwork got done within a week.  Carolyn is very knowledgeable about all the forms and made it easy for me to understand.  She was always available whenever I needed to reach her.  Two weeks after the papers were filed in Medicine Hat, I had the grant of probate, with no revisions to the application.  It couldn’t have gone any better.  I heartedly recommend her services! "
L.R. (Calgary)

"Carolyn did a fantastic job of clarifying the probate process. She walked us through every step and made sure that we got it right the first time. Her services were very professional and at a fraction of the cost of what a law firm would have charged for the same service.  I would highly recommend her services to anyone."

L. I.

"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."

Some 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:

Why is it important to have a will?  Why do some wills need to be validated by a Justice of the court?
  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

Some possible reason for filing an application for a grant of Administration.

  1. No Executor named in the will.
  2. No Will was made.
  3. Will cannot be found, nor copies of the same.

Possible reason for filing resealing of grant of probate

  1. Testator lived in other Province owned real property in Alberta, too.

By-Your-Side Probate Services offers Executor(s):
  • Duties Demystified
  • Executor's Guide/Checklist  (free, upon request)
  • 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
We can walk you through the work that is needed once you have ordered your Queens Printer forms when you have to prepare the application for the Clerk of the Court.From 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 telephone consultation.

We reduce your anxiety with our free 1/2 hour consultation.  Contact us today for general inquires.The estate must be situated in Alberta, but we coach and work with executors or administrators who 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 our turn-around time.

Non-Grant Application required when:

Some Executor may not require filing of an application for grant of probate or grant of administration with the Justice of the Court; it is strongly recommended that the executor obtain beneficiary release forms before distributing the estate inheritance.  Inquire about this necessary work. (your application work is significantly reduced but still very necessary.)

Other Services:
  • Coaching/Preparing or proofreading - Personal Directive Documents
  • Coaching/Preparing or proofreading - Power of Attorney Documents
  • Coaching/Preparing or proofreading - Will Kits
  • Commissioner for Oaths (very modest fees, for Alberta) 
  • Executors Workshops (upon request only by organizations or individuals)

Office closed from July 27 to August  14th, 2017.  
(Email's or text will still be accepted from existing and potential clients for general inquiries.)
Hours of operation to assist our client better is not set in stone. This allows us to accommodate your schedule better.