In Alberta, you may not have the final say about your estate even if you have a proper will. That is because in Alberta, there is a legal duty to care for your dependants. If you have not adequately provided for the proper maintenance and support of your dependants, a court may award them a larger share of your estate so as to maintain them for their lifetimes. Did you know that a prenuptial agreement may not protect your estate from claims made by your dependants? ...

Originally published in Alberta Venture magazine. Republished on this website with permission.

type Wealth Management: Where there's a will, there's a way? Avoiding claims against your estate