Accounting to beneficiaries

Myth or fact?

Estate accounts always have to be approved by the court.
  • Myth
  • Fact

As an executor or administrator, accounting to beneficiaries is one of your core responsibilities. Your accounts should give a clear and full picture of the financial position and progress of the estate. Learn how you can handle your accounts to help avoid problems down the road.

What you should know

Pass the accounts

Common questions 

Who can help

  • This information applies to British Columbia, Canada
  • Reviewed for legal accuracy in March 2022
  • Time to read: 10 minutes

Reviewed for legal accuracy by

Amy Mortimore, KC, Clark Wilson LLP

Amy Mortimore, KC

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