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Alberta's #1 Probate Coach
Specializing in applications of grant of probate or grant of administration and more.

 "peace-of-mind" is more than a fancy phrase to us, 
we make it the Executors' reality.

I discovered The Probate Coach one day while driving by a bus stop which advertised her services. I was thinking about hiring a lawyer to probate my mother’s estate, however, I found working with Carolyn an enjoyable experience because she is professional, efficient and knowledgeable. She has a thorough understanding of the probate process and a determined attitude in quickly completing a probate application for submission to the court. Her costs are also lower than that of a lawyer.

Our particular probate application had a few complexities which were easily handled by Carolyn and if I had any questions, Carolyn quickly answered them.

I have recently recommended Carolyn to one other person who needed to probate a will and his experience like mine was also excellent.

For those who need to probate a Will, I highly recommend hiring Carolyn. Thank you Carolyn for all that you have done for us.

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!

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.


Reasons to file application for a grant of probate
(reasons are not all inclusive)

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. No Executor named in the Will
  2. Requested by Banks
  3. Requested by Land Titles 
  4. Requested by Insurance or Investment Companies
  5. Requested by Vehicle Registry

Reasons to file  application for a grant of administration: 
(reasons are not all inclusive)

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

Reasons to file resealing of grant:
(reasons are not all inclusive)

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

Reasons for non-grant application with or without a will:
(reasons are not all  inclusive)

  1. No application is required to be filed with the Justice of the Court. (Inquire)
  2. More than one beneficiaries still needs to have their estate inheritance from the executor/administrator.

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Hours of operation to assist our client better is not set in stone. This allows us to accommodate your schedule better.
Office closed for holidays  
Emails accepted on all general inquiries.