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This publication is for people who have been appointed as executor in a will. It covers the steps involved in British Columbia in dealing with an estate after a person dies, including the procedure to probate the will. ...
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Explains who is eligible for welfare, how to apply for welfare, what benefits are available, your responsibilities while on welfare, how to appeal a decision about your benefits, and how to get more information or help. ...
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This script discusses your duties as an executor under a will and what you have to do to probate an estate. Topics include what does it mean to probate an estate, confirming that you were named as the executor, deciding ...
Also available in: Chinese (simplified), French, French, Mandarin, Punjabi
View website from The Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch (CBABC)


This publication is for people who are making a will in British Columbia. It explains what is involved in making a will, what to consider in appointing an executor, and what to do after making your will. This edition ...
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This script discusses making a will and making an overall estate plan. Topics include what is a will, naming an "executor", appointing a guardian in your will, and introduces how estate planning may be able to reduce ...
Also available in: Chinese (simplified), French, Mandarin
View website from The Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch (CBABC)


If your job ends or terminates – whether you quit or you are fired or laid off - you want to be aware of your rights under the law. This script describes your rights under the Employment Standards Act, which sets out ...
Also available in: Chinese (simplified), French, French, Mandarin, Punjabi
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There are three different ways to separate from your spouse. This script discusses what they are, and the relationship between separating and getting a divorce. It discusses when to prepare a separation agreement and ...
Also available in: Chinese (simplified), Mandarin, Punjabi
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Self-help guides for applying for an uncontested divorce. There are separate guides for a sole application (if you are filing for divorce alone) or a joint application (if you are filing for divorce together with the ...
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Explains the basics of family law in BC: marriage/marriage-like relationships (common-law), separation, divorce, agreements, parenting, child/spousal support, and property/debt. Also describes legal options and where to ...
Also available in: Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), French, Punjabi, Spanish
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This user-friendly guide helps people with low incomes take first steps to address legal problems and learn options of where to get help. Covers 40 common legal problems and lists the best sources for information & ...
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