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People's Law School

People's Law School is a non-profit society in British Columbia, dedicated to making the law accessible to everyone. We provide free education and information to help people effectively deal with the legal problems of daily life.

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Challenging a will

Practical information on your options for challenging a will. Topics include what’s involved in challenging a spouse or parent’s will based on fairness, and challenging the validity of a will.
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Dying without a will

Practical information for when someone dies without a will. Topics include who inherits the deceased’s property, steps to settling the estate, applying for a grant of administration, and more.
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Lending and collecting

Practical information on your rights and responsibilities when lending someone money or collecting on a debt from someone who owes you money.
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Credit Reports

Practical, step-by-step information on credit reports. Topics include ordering your credit report, who has access to your credit report, fixing a mistake on your credit report, improving your credit score, and taking ...
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When I'm 64: Services for Older Adults

This booklet explains the services available to help older adults make informed decisions and lead a healthy life as they age. It covers health care, housing, transportation and recreation services. For more ...
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Buying a Home in BC

This publication is for those who want to buy a home in British Columbia. It steps you through the process, from making an offer to closing the deal. It also explains the common legal documents involved — in language ...
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Buying or Selling a Home

Buying or selling a home? You can reduce stress by learning about the process. Our pages include step-by-step guides to Buying a Home, Buying a Condo or Other Strata Housing, and Selling Your Home. These pages feature ...
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Time Off Work

Practical guidance on the legal aspects of taking time off work. Learn your rights and obligations when taking sick days, taking a vacation, and taking other leaves of absence.
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Planning for Your Future

This booklet is for adults in BC who want to plan for their future. It covers arrangements you can put in place now or for when you’re unable to handle your own affairs. It explains your options for planning in four ...
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Financial and Legal Matters

Practical information on tools you can put in place now in case you cannot manage your financial and legal affairs in future. Learn about the different types of powers of attorney, how to prepare your enduring power of ...
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