Wills & Estates FAQ | Schnell Hardy Jones-Pt. 3

Wills & Estates FAQs

It is never too early to begin considering what would happen to your property when you pass on, and to consider what provisions you will make for your loved ones. It’s also a good practice to review your Will periodically to ensure it is still up to date.

Every estate plan starts with asking questions to create a well-written Will that reflects your unique situation. Below are answers to some frequently asked questions our Wills and estates lawyers hear often at Schnell Hardy Jones LLP.

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Wills & Estates FAQ | Schnell Hardy Jones-Pt. 2

Wills & Estates FAQs

It is never too early to begin considering what would happen to your property when you pass on, and to consider what provisions you will make for your loved ones. It’s also a good practice to review your Will periodically to ensure it is still up to date.

Every estate plan starts with asking questions to create a well-written Will that reflects your unique situation. Below are answers to some frequently asked questions our Wills and estates lawyers hear often at Schnell Hardy Jones LLP.

Continue reading “Wills & Estates FAQ | Schnell Hardy Jones-Pt. 2”

Wills & Estates FAQ | Schnell Hardy Jones-Pt. 1

Wills & Estates FAQs

It is never too early to begin considering what would happen to your property when you pass on, and to consider what provisions you will make for your loved ones. It’s also a good practice to review your Will periodically to ensure it is still up to date.

Every estate plan starts with asking questions to create a well-written Will that reflects your unique situation. Below are answers to some frequently asked questions our Wills and estates lawyers hear often at Schnell Hardy Jones LLP.

Continue reading “Wills & Estates FAQ | Schnell Hardy Jones-Pt. 1”

Just One Example Of Why A Will Is So Important

Dear Annie letter as published in the Red Deer Advocate on September 25, 2018.
Dear Annie letter as published in the Red Deer Advocate on September 25, 2018.

Whether you are drafting your will for the first time, making changes as your circumstances change or taking precautions to account for periods of diminished capacity, the will and estate planning lawyers at Schnell Hardy Jones LLP have the knowledge and experience to make this process easier. The law in respect of wills and estate planning in Alberta and abroad evolves and changes often so it is important to have a lawyer in your corner to make sure your wishes are followed.

As published in “The Economist” August 28, 2018
Fears of Undignified or Painful Deaths Are Nothing New

In her second essay, Trista Carey argues that laws reflect societal change, not the other way round

Statue of the Scales of Justice highlights the second article on assisted dying by Schnell Hardy Jones LLP Lawyer Trista Carey

Assisted dying is a polarising issue, and everyone’s perspective has merit. Although I do not agree with all statements made in this debate, the right to assert those opinions is as important as the right to choose to die with dignity. Continue reading “As published in “The Economist” August 28, 2018Fears of Undignified or Painful Deaths Are Nothing New”

As published in “The Economist” August 24, 2018
Assisted Dying is the Natural Extension of Pro-choice Beliefs

When Trista Carey, a Canadian lawyer, fought for her client’s right to die, it affected her in profound and subtle ways

Schnell Hardy Jones LLP Lawyers in Red Deer, Sylvan lake and Stettler Alberta

“I WANT you to help me die.”  Nothing in my years of legal practice had prepared me for that phone call. Did I have the legal skills required to navigate a new and undecided area of law?  More significantly, did my own values align with those instructions, and was I prepared to accept my own culpability in the loss of human life if we were successful? The latter was, truthfully, easier to answer. A pro-choice person in every meaningful way, I have always fundamentally believed that we retain the inherent right to autonomy over our own bodies.  Assisted death was a natural extension of those beliefs. To the first question… well, I wasn’t certain, but I chose to face the challenge. I saw a woman suffering with unimaginable pain, desperate for help. So I said yes. Continue reading “As published in “The Economist” August 24, 2018Assisted Dying is the Natural Extension of Pro-choice Beliefs”