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British Columbia Probate Kit

British Columbia Probate Kit    
Format Softcover + CD-ROM
Catalogue No. 978-1-77040-078-8
Pages 118
Language English only
Price $39.95

Written by Mary-Jane Wilson.
Published by Self-Counsel Press, 2011.


Everything you need to probate an estate in British Columbia:
Guide + Forms on CD-ROM
  • Probate an estate by yourself
  • No need to consult a lawyer
  • Easy, step-by-step instructions that walk you through every part of the process
  • Save hundreds of dollars in legal fees
Probate is to prove by legal process that a will has been validly made and executed. This may sound complicated, but laypersons are actually able to act as estate executors and probate estates without having to hire lawyers, and they save hundreds of dollars in legal fees in the process.

If you are not the executor of the estate but instead an administrator (where you were not appointed to probate the estate or there is no will), you are still able to apply for Letters of Administration or Letters of Administration with Will Annexed.

The British Columbia Probate Kit is designed for people with small or moderate estates to handle after the death of a family member or friend, whether acting as executor or administrator. From handling funeral arrangements, to filing forms at the courthouse, to getting the final sign-off from beneficiaries, this kit takes you step-by-step through the process of probate or administration in BC.

All the forms you need to probate or administer a straightforward estate in British Columbia are included on the CD-ROM, so you can fill them out yourself. The CD includes examples and a link to any applicable updates, so you'll know your forms are current.

The CD-ROM includes:
  • Blank forms to fill out whether you are applying for probate, administration, or administration with will annexed
  • Filled-in samples so you can be sure you're filling out forms correctly
  • List of probate registries
  • Information on handling funeral arrangements, estate inventory, and getting beneficiaries to sign off
  • Instructions for applications and filing
System Requirements for the CD-ROM:
  • Microsoft Windows, Apple OSX, GNU/Linux, or Sun Solaris
  • Connection to the Internet
  • Web browser
  • Microsoft Word or compatible software
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Please note: it is not possible to purchase only the forms, or only the guide; they are only sold in this complete kit.

About the author: Mary-Jane Wilson has been practicing law since 1987 and is a frequent speaker on estate planning matters and other topics at the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia. She also writes regularly on estate issues for newspapers and magazines.

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This page last modified: June 7, 2011

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