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Alberta Probate Fee Calculator

Use our Alberta Probate Fee Calculator to effortlessly estimate probate fees for any estate value. Fast, accurate, and up-to-date with Alberta's fee schedule.

Probate Fees Alberta Calculator
Alberta Probate Fee Calculator

How Probate Fees Are Calculated

Probate fees in Alberta are structured as follows, based on the net value of the estate:

  • For estates valued at $10,000 or under, the probate fee is $35.
  • For estates valued over $10,000 but not more than $25,000, the fee is $135.
  • If the estate is over $25,000 but does not exceed $125,000, the fee increases to $275.
  • Estates between $125,000 and $250,000 are subject to a $400 fee.
  • For estates over $250,000, the probate fee is set at $525.

When Are These Fees Due?

The probate fees are due upon the application for a grant of probate or grant of administration. It's crucial to understand that these fees are separate from any legal fees or other costs associated with the administration of the estate.

Additional Costs to Consider

While the probate fees are standardized, there may be additional costs involved in the probate process, such as legal advice, accounting fees, and costs for obtaining necessary documents like death certificates or property valuations. It's advisable to budget for these when preparing for estate administration.

Using the Probate Fee Calculator

To simplify the process of determining the applicable probate fees, our engineering team built a probate fee calculator. By inputting the net value of the estate, the calculator provides an instant estimate of the probate fees that will be due. This tool can help executors and personal representatives to plan accordingly and ensure all fees are accounted for during the estate planning and administration process.

The probate process is a critical step in settling an estate, and understanding the associated fees is important for smooth administration. By knowing the fees ahead of time and utilizing resources like our probate fee calculator, you can navigate the legal landscape more effectively and with greater peace of mind.