Wills – The age to make a Will in Alberta is 18 with a few limited exceptions. Holograph Wills are permitted. Marriage does not revoke a Will.
Powers of Attorney for Property – Referred to as a power of attorney if it terminates on incapacity and an enduring power of attorney if it meets the rules for remaining effective following incapacity. The required age to make either form of power of attorney is 18. .
Powers of Attorney for Personal Care – Referred to as a personal directive in Alberta. The age to be able to make a personal directive is 18. They are only effective on incapcity.
Estate Administration Tax (probate fee) – There is a filing fee required plus the probate fee which is based on the following schedule for estate values: $10,000 or less – $25; over $10,000 and up to $25,000 – $100; over $25,000 and up to $125,000 – $200; over $125,000 and up to $250,000 – $300; estates valued at over $250,000 – $400. The maximum charge is $400.
Age of Majority – 18