Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I hire a lawyer?
Can I represent myself?
Self-representation can quickly become overwhelming and stressful. While it is possible to handle your own matter, a lawyer who is familiar with the ins and outs of the legal world will greatly reduce the stress and confusion that can arise from legal matters.
What areas of law do you practice
At Southern Alberta Law Offices, we offer a wide variety of legal services. If we cannot personally help with a matter, we will happily refer you to a trusted Lawyer who can! Click here to see a full list of our offered services.
what is a will and should i have one?
A Will is a legal document that determines how your property will be distributed when you die. All Wills must follow the requirements of the Wills Act to be valid. A Will ensures that your property will pass to those you want it to after your death. If you die without a Will, your property will be distributed as per the Intestate Succession Act which does not give you the legal control a Will does after death. Personal Directives and Enduring Powers of Attorney are other important documents to consider when preparing a Will.
what is the difference between a will, power of attorney, and personal directive?
A Will only comes into effect after death whereas a Power of Attorney and Personal Directive take effect when an individual is still alive but has lost the mental capacity to make their own decisions. Southern Alberta Law Offices offers a step-by-step process and comprehensive questionnaires to ensure that the drafting of these documents runs seamlessly. Click here to learn more about Wills, EPA's, and Personal Directives.
what disbursements are associated with buying a house
In addition to legal fees, you can expect to pay for the following expenses:
- Registration fees at the Land Titles Office (transfer of land, mortgage)
- Ordering Certified Copies of title to the property
- Tax certificates
- Title insurance
- Courier charges
I want to sell my business, now what?
Selling a business can be a long and daunting process, it requires you to appraise your company, seek potential buyers, draft a wealth of legal documents, and tie up loose ends before eventually reaching your goal. At Southern Alberta Law Offices, our lawyers can help draft and review your documents to make sure your transaction runs smoothly and you get the money you deserve. Learn more about corporate law and our lawyers that can help you
how can southern alberta law offices help me with my real estate transaction?
Our team of Lawyers and paralegals bring over 70 years of real estate experience to the table. We can help you with purchases, sales, refinances, and much more! Learn more about our real estate services.
i have been charged with a criminal offence, now what?
HOw can a lawyer help me with my divorce?
Disclaimer: The information on this web page is meant as general information only. It is not meant to be used as legal advice for specific legal problems. Information is checked for legal accuracy at the time it is posted but may become outdated as laws change.