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A challenged will can upset the estate administration process

Generally, the task of an executor begins following an unfortunate loss. This may be a very difficult time for that person, and his or her only wish is likely to see the job of estate administration through as efficiently as possible. However, should a will be challenged, this can delay the process and make the task even more labourious. A trio of disgruntled heirs has filed suit against a large British Columbia estate and the battle has the potential to be extensive.

Selling a home as part of estate administration

For many British Columbia estates, the asset with the greatest value is the testator's home. If there were no other occupants, and no other names on the title, the home is typically sold. This may be one of the more complicated aspects of estate administration as it combines estate law with real estate law.

Estate administration can sometimes get complicated

Perhaps the greatest favour one person can do for another is to administer his or her estate. It is, by its nature, a thankless task, but also a very important one. Unfortunately, few people know exactly what estate administration consists of in British Columbia, beyond the distribution of assets. This article will touch on some of the potential complications an executor or executrix might face.

Things to know about debts during estate administration

The executor of an estate in British Columbia has many responsibilities, all of them important. One of the early steps of estate administration involves settling the debts of the estate. How this is done, and what obligations the executor has to creditors, may be unclear to some people taking on the role.

Submitting the proper documents during probate in B.C.

There are many stages the executor of an estate must navigate through when administering a will in British Columbia. One of the most important is probate. The purpose of probate is to convince a judge of the veracity of the will so that the rest of the process can unfold. In order to do so, several key documents must be created and submitted.

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