It is common for someone writing a will to appoint as their executor a family member or friend. Sometimes this is done without understanding what it means to be an executor. Sometimes the ability and propriety of the proposed executor is not considered. Often, the relationship between the proposed executor and the will-maker changes after the will has been written. ...
“The law of succession is among the most archaic areas of private law, and British Columbia legislation dealing with various aspects of succession is highly fragmented, spread throughout a forest of statutes.”
Wills, Estates and Succession,
A Modern Legal Framework,
B.C. Law Institute, 2006
Those words were written nearly a decade ago and described, in brief, the ...
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