Governing Legislation and Resources for Wills (16A:II)

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A. Legislation

  • Wills, Estates and Succession Act, SBC 2009 [WESA].
  • Trustee Act, RSBC 1996, c 464

B. Texts

Many texts are available that provide more information on this area of the law. Be aware that the law on wills & estates has significantly changed since WESA came into force on 31 March 2014, so earlier resources may be outdated.

1. General

Bake-Paterson et al, BC Estate Planning & Wealth Preservation, (Vancouver: CLEBC, 2016)

Baird et al, Wills, Estates, and Succession Act Transition Guide (Vancouver: CLEBC, 2014)

2. Drafting

Bogardus & Hamilton, Wills Precedents: An Annotated Guide (Vancouver: CLEBC, 2016) – This resource is highly recommended.

3. Probate

Bentley et al, Probate and Estate Administration Practice Manual (Vancouver: CLEBC, 2016)

C. Bureaus and Web Sites

Department of Vital Statistics

605 Robson Street, Room 250

Vancouver, B.C.

Telephone: (604) 660-2937

Fax: (604) 660-2645


Canadian Legal Information Institute ('CanLII')


CanLII is a non-profit organization that provides access to court judgments, tribunal decisions, statutes and regulations from all Canadian jurisdictions.

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