Will

A legal paper that lists a person’s wishes about what will happen to his or her personal property after death, including funeral and burial instructions. While wills used to have very formal requirements in BC, recent changes to the law (coming into force in March, 2014) will allow some leeway to the courts to recognize what would have been invalid wills in the past, including perhaps holograph wills (wills made completely in the will-maker’s own handwriting).    You will be able to make a will at 16 years of age, but your witnesses still must be full legal age of 19 or older.

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