Where to Get Help for Being an Executor

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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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