In our recent bLAWg post, we shed light on the typical time frame for a Grant of Probate or Administration approval. However, you may find yourself in a situation that calls for a quicker turnaround. Here’s how you can help expedite the process:
- Enlist the right expertise: Choosing an experienced firm is key. Interpretations of the Wills and Succession Act (Alberta) and Surrogate Rules (Alberta) are ever-evolving, even if the regulations themselves change infrequently. Techniques that worked yesterday may not be applicable today. At Summit Legal Group, we stay abreast of these changes and are consistently in touch with the Surrogate section of the Court to ensure our applications align with the current expectations.
- Full disclosure is the best approach: Before we start, we circulate a comprehensive questionnaire to the proposed executor. This information gathering is crucial as minor mistakes such as misspelled names or incorrect addresses can lead the court to return the application for revisions. Plus, we can only guide you based on the information you provide, so being as thorough as possible in your responses allows us to assist you better.
- Ensure you have a valid will: Make sure you and your loved ones have valid wills. As we’ve highlighted before, grants eligible for electronic submission can often be approved in a matter of weeks, instead of months.
Don’t let the process of obtaining a grant slow you down. Reach out to Summit Legal Group’s team of skilled Estate professionals today for efficient and cost-effective Estate solutions, and let us help you navigate this journey with speed and precision.
Craig Gorham is a Certified Executor Advisor at Summit Legal Group, guiding clients through the Estate Administration process with compassion, empathy and a wealth of specialized knowledge. Craig can be reached directly at 587-393-2069 or firstname.lastname@example.org.