Where to Get Help for Being an Executor
|This information applies to British Columbia, Canada. Last reviewed for legal accuracy by Stephen Hsia in March 2019.|
Access Pro Bono
Volunteer lawyers provide free legal advice to qualifying people who cannot obtain legal aid or afford a lawyer.
- Lower Mainland: 604-878-7400
- Toll-free: 1-877-762-6664
Canada Revenue Agency
The publication Preparing Returns for Deceased Persons provides information and forms for those filing tax returns for a deceased person.
- Toll-free: 1-800-959-8281
Online resource offers one-stop access to legal information, education, and help for British Columbians from trusted organizations. Select the topic “Wills & Estates.”
Lawyer Referral Service
Service offering referrals to lawyers who can provide a half-hour consultation for $25.
- Lower Mainland: 604-687-3221
- Toll-free: 1-800-663-1919
Public Guardian and Trustee of BC
This public body may manage estates, for a fee, when the executor isn’t able or willing to do so, or when someone dies without a will.
- 700 - 808 West Hastings Street
- Vancouver, BC V6C 3L3
- Lower Mainland: 604-660-4444
Self Counsel Press
Publisher of do-it-yourself guides on legal topics, including the British Columbia Probate Kit, which includes the forms required for probate and a step-by-step explanation of the process.
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