Alberta Allows Temporary Relief with Remote Witnessing of Wills and Estate Planning Documents
Alberta will temporarily allow for remote witnessing of Wills, Enduring Powers of Attorney, and Personal Directives where one of the witnesses is a lawyer in good standing with the Law Society of Alberta.
This good news took effect on May 15, 2020 as Alberta's Minister of Justice and Solicitor General, Doug Schweitzer issued a Ministerial Order allowing for temporary relief under the authority given to him under the Public Health Act.
The McLeod Law Wills, Trusts and Estates group is here to help you discuss your personal planning and how this Ministerial Order may be useful in your circumstances.
If you have questions about your will, estate and personal planning, we can help. Call us to speak to one of our Wills, Trusts and Estates lawyers — we're here to assist you.
Stay safe and healthy!