Significant changes to the Wills, Estates and Succession Act and the Supreme Court Civil Rules will now allow the BC Courts to accept a will that is created, recorded, transmitted or stored on an electronic device (such as a computer, tablet or phone) and signed electronically, and for which there is no printed copy provided the will can be reproduced in a visible form.

The amendments also permanently adopt changes brought on by Covid-19 which allow for the remote witnessing of wills through the use of video technology.

This is a significant change in the law around Will making and is a direct response to concerns raised by the public and the legal profession about lack of flexibility in the rules regarding wills.

For legal assistance with your Will or estate plan, please contact:

Michelle Karby

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