Making a Will and Estate Planning

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 the amount of probate fees and taxes that your estate would otherwise pay.

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The Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch (CBABC)
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last reviewed
January 2015 i Last date reviewed by a qualified expert to ensure content up-to-date. See "Tips" in Clicklaw content criteria (bottom of pageside menu) for details.

Also available in:

Chinese (simplified) (PDF)
French (PDF)
Mandarin (audio/podcast)

resource type
wills, writing a will, estate planning, making an estate plan, executor, beneficiary, probate filing fees, joint assets, tax consequences, right of survivorship, wills notice
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