Being an Executor
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Being an Executor from People's Law School is for people who have been appointed as executor in a will. It covers the steps involved in dealing with an estate in British Columbia after a person dies, including how to probate a will. The information reflects the Wills, Estates and Succession Act, which became law in 2014.
- Being Asked to Be an Executor
- Ten Steps to Being an Executor
- Step 1. Find the will · Step 2. Confirm the validity of the will · Step 3. Protect the assets · Step 4. Arrange the funeral · Step 5. Communicate with the beneficiaries · Step 6. List the assets and liabilities · Step 7. If necessary, apply for probate · Step 8. Deal with debts and taxes · Step 9. Account to the beneficiaries · Step 10. Distribute the estate
- Probating the Will
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At People's Law School, we believe accurate, plain English information can help people take action to work out their legal problems. This resource 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.
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