The person that a will names to administer the estate of the testator.

A person who is entitled to receive money, property or other benefits from a trust, a will or a life insurance policy.

An encumbrance generally indicates that a third party has a registrable interest in the land; this could include an easement, restrictive covenant, builders’ lien, or mortgage.

A restrictive covenant is a contract that restricts land owners from certain activities on their land due to the negative repercussions the activities could resonably be expected to have on neighbouring lands. For example, some land may only be developed for single family homes, while other pieces of land can only house apartments.

An easement is a limited privilege for the use and access of property given to a third party (such as a municipality): for example, water lines running through the property with a right of way.

A formal document that is filed with the courts which sets out the Defendant’s version of the facts relevant to the dispute, as well as their defences at law.

Legal proceedings initiated by a party with the goal of enforcing a right or resolving a dispute. Litigation is typically characterized by the use of the Courts and established procedural rules which are used to govern the conduct of the parties to the proceedings.

Something of value in the eyes of the law that must be given from one party to another in order to make a legally enforceable contract.

A relationship between two people who are not married but who share in one another’s lives and function as an economic and domestic unit. The specific elements of an adult interdependent relationship are defined by the Alberta Adult Interdepent Relationships Act. An adult interdependent relationship may be considered when determining eligibility for benefits or obligations…

A higher authority’s examination of the decision made by a lower authority with the goal of determining if the decision should be corrected or reversed.