Introduction to Preparing Your Will

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Preparing Your Will is for people who are preparing a will in British Columbia. It explains how to prepare a will, what to consider in appointing an executor, and next steps after the will is finished. The information reflects the Wills, Estates and Succession Act, which became law in 2014.

At People's Law School, we believe accurate, plain English information can help people take action to work out their legal problems. This publication explains in a general way the law that applies in British Columbia. It is not intended as legal advice. For help with a specific legal problem, contact a legal professional. Some sources of legal help are highlighted in the "Where to Get Help" section.

We have tried to use clear language throughout. See the "Glossary" section for definitions of key legal terms, which are also bolded in the text.

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People's Law School is a non-profit society in British Columbia, dedicated to making the law accessible to everyone. We provide free education and information to help people effectively deal with the legal problems of daily life.

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