Monthly Archives: March 2013

Wills Estates and Succession Act Becomes Effective March 31, 2014

The BC government announced that the new Wills Estates and Succession Act (WESA) will become law effective March 31, 2014. The new legislation will replace most will and estate legislation in British Columbia with a consolidated statute. New probate rules and …

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Can you Force a Person to Attend a Mental Competency Assessment?

The law presumes that an adult is capable.  Section 3(1) of the Adult Guardianship Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c.6 provides:

3(1) Until the contrary is demonstrated, every adult is presumed to be capable of making decisions about the adult’s personal …

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