Make a Will Week in BC

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The BC Government has proclaimed March 31 to April 6, 2014 to be Make a Will Week.

Make a Will Week 2014 coincides with the new Wills, Estate and Succession Act (WESA) which comes into force on March 31, 2014.

Some of the highlights of the new WESA are:

  • clarifies the process of inheritance when a person dies without leaving a will;
  • makes the process easier for a person to transfer the title of their spousal home when their spouse dies;
  • clearly outlines the sequence in which to look for heirs to a person’s estate;
  • provides the courts with more latitude to ensure a deceased person’s last wishes will be respected;
  • clarifies obligations relating to property inheritance in the context of Nisga’a and Treaty First Nation lands; and
  • lowers the minimum age at which a person can make a will from 19 to 16 years old.
  • new probate rules also come into effect with the act. 

Source: Ministry of Justice

With the introduction of the new Wills and Succession Act, it is a good time to review your current will and bring it up to date.

If you do not have a will you should consider having one drawn up.  Having a will is the best way to ensure that your wishes regarding your estate is distributed the way you want.

Contact us if you have any questions about your will.

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