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Common Misconceptions about Wills & Estates in Alberta

Many people fail to get a Will done for the wrong reasons such as “I do not have many assets”.  However, surprisingly, many people also get a Will done for the wrong reasons such as “If I do not have a Will, the government will take all of my assets”.  Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation about this very important area of the law.  In this blog entry, we cover some of the biggest misconceptions people have regarding Wills & Estates in Alberta.

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What to Do After a Car Accident in Alberta?

Unfortunately, car accidents happen. Despite how careful and diligent someone might be, there is no way to predict or control someone else’s negligence behind the wheel. So, what should you do (and not do) once you have gotten into a car accident? Edmonton car accident lawyer Sangin (Sam) Safi provides some important guidelines to learn and follow if you ever find yourself in this unfortunate situation.

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What to Do If You Have Been A Victim of a Hit and Run Accident in Edmonton?

Failure to remain at the scene of an accident is a criminal offence and can result in significant jail time as punishment. In addition, the offender may also receive a ticket under the Traffic Safety Act. However, what do you do if the offender is never found and you have suffered injuries or vehicle damage in a hit and run accident? Edmonton motor vehicle accident lawyer Sangin (Sam) Safi outlines some options and breaks it all down in our latest blog post.

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Estate Planning for Blended Families in Alberta

Estate planning is important for anyone; however, it becomes even more crucial when blended families are involved.

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Most Common Real Estate Disbursements

One of the most popular questions asked of any real estate lawyer is how much are the total legal fees when buying or selling a property. Most lawyers will quote a flat rate plus GST and disbursements.  So what are these disbursements and how much are they on a typical transaction?

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Are DIY Will Kits Legal and Valid in Alberta?

Yes, you can legally use a "do it yourself" will kit to create a will in Alberta. Unfortunately, a will can be declared invalid if it contains ambiguous terms, unclear wording or inconsistent provisions. Many people execute wills that contain red flags because they don't have a lawyer to point out their mistakes.

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The Importance of Hiring a Real Estate Lawyer for My Real Estate Transaction

Hiring a real estate lawyer is essential if you want to avoid mistakes and ensure a sound legal transaction when buying and selling property in Alberta. Their experience and expertise with real estate transactions in Alberta can help you avoid mistakes and help ensure that you're participating in a sound legal transaction. Participating in a sale or purchase of real estate property usually involves a large amount of paperwork. Missing a key element might be easy to do if you're not used to working with this type of transaction regularly.

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How Long Does It Take to Get a Settlement After a Car Accident?

Our latest article dives deep into popular questions about MVA claims. You'll learn about the typical timeline of an MVA claim, reasons you may encounter delays with your claim, the average payout for cases, why your settlement could be taking longer than expected, and the fees collected from your settlement by your personal injury lawyer.

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