Probate is a court process by which the Supreme Court of British Columbia determines whether it has jurisdiction to deal with your assets and which law will apply. The court will assume jurisdiction if you had assets domiciled in BC as of the date of your death.

There are certain documents that are required to be filed as part of the probate application and generally the approval process may take several weeks.

The cost of probate includes a base fee of $200 in addition to fees payable based upon the value of your estate ($6 for each $1000 or part thereof of your estate value between 25,000 and $50,000 plus $14 for each thousand dollars or part thereof in excess of $50,000).

The probate process requires that notice be given to all beneficiaries under the will, including residual and contingent beneficiaries; persons entitled on intestacy or partial intestacy, even if there is a will; and persons entitled to apply under the Wills Variation Act (BC).

Probate may not be required for small estates where the value of the estate does not exceed $25,000 and probate is not required by any third parties. 

See you legal advisor to assist you with an application for probate and receive information relating to your personal situation.



The information provided on this website is merely an informative guide and should not be relied upon for legal advice. It is intended to provide general information only. It is recommended that you see a lawyer about your particular legal situation and request legal advice.


©Avery Law Office, September 2011

This this information is not intended to be a substitute for legal advice. Individuals should consult with their personal legal professional regarding the information provided herein.

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Denese Espeut-Post

Denese Espeut-Post is a sole practitioner operating the boutique firm, Avery Law Office, with offices in Summerland and Princeton from which the Avery Law team strives to provide legal and professional services with a personal touch in the areas of wills and estates and real estate. Denese has been the gracious recipient of awards for both her quality of service and legal knowledge. She is proud to serve not only her clients, but her community, and is dedicated helping those in need of her services navigate difficult legal situations.