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- Regulations Amending the Regulations for the Monitoring of Medical Assistance in Dying, SOR/2022-222
The Minister of Health recently made the Regulations Amending the Regulations for the Monitoring of Medical Assistance in Dying, SOR/2022-222 (the “Amending Regulations”) which will come into force on January 1, 2023. The Amending Regulations will impose a new array of procedural rules and reporting … Read more »
- Bill 27-2022: Proposed Amendments to the Wills, Estates and Succession Act, the Power of Attorney Act and the Representation Agreement Act
The BC Legislature recently introduced Bill 27 – 2022: Attorney General Statutes Amendment Act (No. 2), 2022 (“Bill 27”), which includes proposed amendments to the Power of Attorney Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 370, the Representation Agreement Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 405, and the Wills, Estates and Succes … Read more »
- Electronic Wills now permitted in B.C.
On August 14, 2020, Bill 21: Wills, Estates and Succession Amendment Act, 2020 (“Bill 21”) received Royal Assent in British Columbia. The bill amended the Wills, Estates and Succession Act, SBC 2009, c 13 (“WESA”) to allow for the remote witnessing of Wills, for the creation of electronic Wills, an … Read more »
- Big Questions, Short Answers: “Is a Will Enough?”
Question: Is a Will Enough? THE (SHORT) ANSWER: Your Will only becomes effective on your death, meaning that the person named executor in your Will cannot deal with your assets while you are still alive. By contrast, there are documents that can be put in place to protect you and your assets during … Read more »
- Big Questions, Short Answers: “What Happens to My Things When I Die?”
Question: What Happens to My Things When I Die? THE (SHORT) ANSWER: What happens to your property when you die depends largely on how you own that property, the nature of that property, and whether you have a Will in place. For example, if you co-own property with another person as joint tenants, th … Read more »