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Estate Planning Canada

In Alberta, from a legal point of view a gay or lesbian couple is the same as a heterosexual couple. A more relevant factor may be whether or not the couple has children. A childless couple will often want to appoint adult nieces and nephews, or even younger adult friends, as alternate executors for the wills, alternate attorneys for the powers of attorney, and alternate representatives for the personal directives. On the other hand, a couple with adult children will typically appoint one or more of the children as alternate representatives.

Not typically. A will is a legal document dealing with the transfer of assets after your death. As such, it is nowadays rare for a person to express religious sentiments within a will. That being said, historically, wills often used religious wording. Also, sometimes a person will indicate in a will that he or she wishes to have a particular form of religious funeral. In some cases, a person contesting a will indicate that he or she wishes for children to be placed with particular guardians, and the motivation for this may be religious in nature. As well, sometimes people will leave gifts to religious charities.