The family law of British Columbia has gone through a major change as a result of the new Family Law Act, which replaced the Family Relations Act and became effective on March 18, 2013. Under the old Family Relations Act, unmarried spouses are excluded from the operation of the property division and pension division sections,… View this post »
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The Wills, Estates and Succession Act (“WESA”) comes into force on March 31, 2014. At the same time, the Supreme Court Civil Rules (the “Rules”) related to probate and estate administration are being amended to “reflect the changes brought about by the enactment of the Wills, Estates and Succession Act and to generally modernize the… View this post »
Today the government announced that the new probate rules and the Wills, Estates and Succession Act (WESA) will come into force on March 31, 2014. The government has yet to release its regulation detailing with how these provisions will come into force.