Settling an estate: Do you need to apply to court?

When a loved one dies, someone may need to apply to court to deal with their assets. These include applications for a grant of probate or administration. We can help you figure out what application may be needed, if any. It should only take five or so minutes to complete.

  • Reviewed in April 2020
  • This information applies to British Columbia, Canada
  • Time to read: 5 minutes

Reviewed for legal accuracy by

Stephen Hsia, Fasken

Stephen Hsia

Was this helpful?

Also on this topic

Need to know

When someone dies without a will

Work it out

Ten steps to settling an estate

Work it out

Filling out probate or administration forms

Work it out

Applying for a grant of administration

Work it out

Probating the will

Webinar

Settling an Estate in British Columbia: Town Hall Edition

Webinar

Settling an Estate in British Columbia: Probate From Three Perspectives

Still not sure what to do?

If you're looking for advice specific to your situation, there are options for free or low-cost help.

Options for legal help