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Understanding Your Rights and Responsibilities in Will Matters

Our experienced Wills lawyers can assist you with any part of drafting a new Will or protecting your interests when you have been named in another’s Will.

If you are named in a Will, either as a beneficiary or an heir, a trustee, or an executor, you will need to know your rights and responsibilities. We can advise you on these rights and responsibilities under both common law and relevant laws in British Columbia.

Being a beneficiary entitles you to certain rights. Beneficiary is the term used to describe any person or entity that inherits property from an estate. Most beneficiaries named in the Will receive their assets once the Executor or Trustee is in a position to distribute the estate. In some cases where the named beneficiary in a Will is also deceased, the assets pass to another entity or person, referred to as contingent beneficiary.