Wills and estates

Information about wills in Alberta, international wills, personal directives and deceased persons’ estates.

Services and information

  • If no one else can, the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee (OPGT) manages estates if the beneficiary is a minor or represented adult.
  • You need a lawyer to create an international will, which must be registered with the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee (OPGT).
  • Use a personal directive to name someone to make personal decisions for you if you’re incapable because of illness or injury.
  • Information about wills, including how to make one and what happens if you die without a will.