A Will is a document that specifies the distribution of a person’s estate after they die. If you do not have a Will, your estate may be distributed according to Canadian intestacy laws. In most cases, Wills are a matter of public record, and anyone can access them online using the BC Wills Registry.
You probably have a clear-cut idea of what makes a spouse. For courts, however, determining spousal status isn’t always simple. Read about some unexpected rulings under BC estate law, and find out how to take charge of dividing your estate.
If you have assets in BC—a car, condo, bank account, vacation property—or have children under the age of 19, we recommend that you prepare a Will with a legal professional in the province. Guardianship of Your Minor Children When you create a Will, you can…