Changing or cancelling a will

What are my rights?

Can I change my will after I've made it?
  • Yes
  • No

You can change or cancel your will at any time. Learn what you should know and the steps involved in doing so.

During the coronavirus pandemic

Are you making changes to your will during the current pandemic? In preparing or updating your will during coronavirus, we walk you through important things to consider at this time. As well, we provide tips for how to sign and witness a will safely.

What you should know

Steps to change your will

Steps to cancel your will

Who can help

  • This information applies to British Columbia, Canada
  • Reviewed for legal accuracy in December 2021
  • Time to read: 5 minutes

Reviewed for legal accuracy by

Stephen Hsia, Miller Thomson

Stephen Hsia

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