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It's true, you can apply for probate without a lawyer; however, the process is notoriously tedious and nitpicky. We've witnessed court clerks reject applications because the applicant wrote "zero" instead of "nil". Thankfully, we know the nuances of the system and can streamline your application.
If you hire us to handle your probate application, this is what we'll do for you:
We'll also draft all the necessary Probate documents:
Once probate/administration is granted, we will provide you with a reporting letter that sets out next steps, including:
It's quite the laundry list. That's why we're here to help :)
Most people that try to do it themselves end up regretting it. Let us lessen the burden while giving you peace of mind that things will be done right.
It's a complex process within the court system that verifies the validity of a will after somebody has passed away, whilst also confirming the executor of the will. Institutions that hold assets of the deceased, like banks and credit unions, almost always require a will to be probated before releasing any funds.
A grant of probate is almost always required by third parties that hold assets of the deceased. This ensures that when those assets are disbursed, they are done so legally and given to the correct individuals and parties.
While possible, it is not recommended to go through the probate process without a lawyer. It's a complex and nit-picky exercise that even frustrates highly-experienced Estate Lawyers. If you go about it yourself, you may find yourself making repeated trips to the courthouse.
There are fees that must be paid to the Province of British Columbia. The total fee depends on the value of the deceased's estate:
There is also a $200 filing fee for all estates valued over $25,000.
Generally, it can take upwards of 6-8 weeks for the Court Registry to grant probate after the application is submitted.
Many institutions will also require a representation grant (aka estate grant), which is a legal document proving that you are the executor named in the will.
Email or call us to book a consult. We'll start working on your file right away.
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