Governing Legislation and Resources for Wills (16A:II)
- Wills, Estates and Succession Act, SBC 2009 [WESA].
- Trustee Act, RSBC 1996, c 464
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on wills & estates has significantly changed since WESA came into force on 31 March 2014, so earlier resources may be outdated.
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)
Bogardus & Hamilton, Wills Precedents: An Annotated Guide (Vancouver: CLEBC, 2016) – This resource is highly recommended.
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
Telephone: (604) 660-2937
Fax: (604) 660-2645
Canadian Legal Information Institute ('CanLII')
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