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on wills & estates has significantly changed since WESA came into force on 31 March 2014, so earlier resources may be outdated.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

Kate Bake-Paterson et al, BC Estate Planning & Wealth Preservation, (Vancouver: CLEBC, 2019)

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

2. Drafting

Peter Bogardus, Sadie Wetzel & Mary Hamilton, Wills and Personal Planning Precedents - An Annotated Guide (Vancouver: CLEBC, 2019)

3. Probate

Shelley Bentley et al, Probate and Estate Administration Practice Manual (Vancouver: CLEBC, 2018)

C. Bureaus and Web Sites

Department of Vital Statistics

605 Robson Street, Room 250

Vancouver, B.C., V6B 5J3

Telephone: 1 (888) 876-1633

Website: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/family-social-supports/seniors/health-safety/health-care-programs-and-services/vital-statistics

Canadian Legal Information Institute ('CanLII')

Website: http://www.canlii.org/en/

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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