Wills Estate & Succession Act

The Wills Estate & Succession Act in British Columbia governs the law of inheritance. It came into force in 2014 and provides greater certainty for individuals who have written a will and it simplifies the process for executors.

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The Role Of The Wills Estate & Succession Act

This Act aims to simplify and clarify the inheritance process after someone has passed away. It was designed to ensure that the person’s wishes were carried out efficiently and effectively.

Clarify The Process of Inheritance

When a person dies without leaving a Will the process can get more complicated. But the Act has made it so that process is clarified by outling the steps to follow. The estate will be distributed depending on the amount of spouses or descendants.

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Simplify The Title Transfer Process

The Act has made the process easier for a person to transfer the title of their spousal home when their spouse dies.

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Clear & Organized Document

The previous legal documents surrounding the disbursement of estates was very complex. In creating this new Act, BC replaced the long-established Wills Act, Wills Variation Act, the Estate Administration Act, and the Probate Recognition Act. Instead, they created one single document that you know as the Wills Estate & Succession Act.

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Lower The Will-Making Age

The age in which a person can make a Will in British Columbia has been reduced from 19 years old to 16 years old. This enables even young people to manage their assets and make plans for their future.

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Will & Estate Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to bring to my appointment?

Beside bring the documents to be notarized, you would need to present at least two pieces of identification. Normally, at least one of them should be a “ picture ID” and the secondary piece of identification could be any other government-issued ID or a signed credit card. (e.g. birth certificate, SIN card, Medical Service Card, passport, BC ID, credit card, etc.)

Two Notary Office Locations (Langley & Aldergrove)

In order to serve you better, beside the main office in Langley (Willoughby area), we also have a 2nd office in Aldergrove, which is open "by appointment only" and can accomodate clients even after working hours.

Langley Notary Office:

(9am to 5pm & after 5pm by appointment only)

B415 - 20020 84th Avenue, Langley, BC V2Y 5K9

Aldergrove Notary Office:

(by appointment only)

26310 Fraser Highway, Unit 800,
Aldergrove, BC V4W 2Z7
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Relentless Pursuit Of Providing Excellent Notary Services In Langley area

Lilian Cazacu has been providing high-quality notary public services to the Langley community and continues to dedicate his time to helping and educating Langley residents on various non-contentious legal matters.