It was officially Make a Will Week in British Columbia last week, as the new Wills, Estates and Succession Act came into force on March 31, 2014.
There are a number of resources on Clicklaw that have now been updated for the new legislation:
- Making a Will and Estate Planning, from the Canadian Bar Association BC Branch, is a Dial-A-Law script that discusses making a will and making an overall estate plan.
- Being an Executor, Writing Your Will, and When I’m 64: Controlling Your Affairs are booklets from People’s Law School.
- The Clicklaw common question I’m applying for probate; where can I find the forms required? links to the key forms involved in applying for probate in order to distribute an estate.