Your Duties As Executor

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 if you want to be the executor, and making decisions as an executor.

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The Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch (CBABC)
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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.

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wills, executor, role of the executor, estates, probate, probating a will, funeral arrangements, wills search, beneficiary, filing income tax returns, wills variation, contesting a will, disputing a will, tax clearance certificate, distributing the estate
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