What Happens When You Die Without a Will?

This script discusses why you should have a will, and if you don't, who looks after your estate and how it is divided if you die without one.

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produced by
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) (audio/podcast)
Chinese (simplified) (PDF)
French (PDF)
French (audio/podcast)
Punjabi (PDF)

resource type
wills, estates, dying without a will, estate planning, administrator, intestacy, funeral arrangements, executor, WESA
other formats