Manage your probate and estate matters with confidence
This publication is essential for: practitioners who do estate administration or estate litigation work
Current to: February 15, 2022
If you work in estate administration, you know there is a high potential for error. Reduce the risk with British Columbia Probate & Estate Practice Manual, which takes you step-by-step through handling probate and estate matters in BC. This longstanding manual is the answer to all your probate and estate administration questions, from initial contact with a personal representative to post-grant issues. This manual also covers difficult tax and conflict of laws issues, as well as potential areas for estate litigation.
With this resource, you will be able to:
- confidently advise personal representatives on how to successfully administer an estate
- prepare for and make probate and estate administration applications
- better avoid and handle contentious areas during the estate administration process
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Highlights of the 2022 Update include the following:
- all chapters, forms and precedents, checklists, and other features of the manual have been brought current to February 15, 2022
- extensive coverage of recent amendments to the Supreme Court Civil Rules, probate forms, and the Wills, Estates and Succession Act
- new sections covering, among other topics:
- the new requirements for transparency declarations and reports under the Land Owner Transparency Act
- amendment and withdrawal of applications for administration
- common law rules relating to extrinsic evidence for construction applications
- transmission and transfer of property on certain First Nations lands
- secret trusts
- new and expanded discussion regarding, among other topics:
- electronic wills (including new provisions permitting electronic witnessing and signing, and the proper procedure for conducting a wills search and revoking electronic wills)
- the potential application of the Pecore principles to beneficiary designations
- judicial consideration of "estate contracts"
- determining the value of the estate and completing disclosure statements for probate
- circumstances where the Minister of Indigenous Services may assume jurisdiction over the estate of a registered First Nations individual who was not ordinarily resident on reserve
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CLEBC Legal Editor