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February 23, 2017 13:18 ET

Vancouver Lawyers Reveal Earliest Age for Will Making

Vancouver lawyers publish article sharing when minors can make out a will

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - February 23, 2017) - Do you know what age you have to be to create a legal will in BC? That's the topic a team of Vancouver lawyers have tackled in their online blog. For more, go to: http://kushnerlaw.ca/bc-estate-litigation-minors-under-age-making-a-will/

Wills are important legal documents that can help deliver long-term security to family and loved ones. Somewhat surprisingly, many British Columbians die without making a will.

Although lawyers are not required for the will-making process, hiring one can provide testators with the peace of mind that they have created a binding and enforceable legal document. Anyone can make a will. According to section 36 of the new Wills, Estates and Succession Act ("WESA"):

36 (1) A person who is 16 years of age or older and who is mentally capable of doing so may make a will.

(2) A will made by a person under 16 years of age is not valid.

WESA was recently altered to allow minors, people under the legal age of majority (19), to make a will. However, it should be noted that all wills require the signature of two witnesses who must be 19 or older.

To schedule a consultation with a Vancouver lawyer who can provide advice and guidance on creating a will, contact 604-629-0432. Counsel is available in both English and Spanish.

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The Kushner Law Group was founded on the principle that a small law firm should be able to offer the same level of legal advice as a big firm at an affordable cost. A unique combination of legal experience and creativity allows the professionals at Kushner to come up with creative and practical solutions for a variety of legal problems.

For additional information, please visit http://kushnerlaw.ca/ or call 604-629-0432.

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    Lars Kushner
    Phone 604-629-0432 Fax 604-689-4451
    Company website: http://kushnerlaw.ca/
    1008 Beach Ave #105