Preparing or updating your will during coronavirus

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Can your will be witnessed remotely?
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The coronavirus pandemic has many of us thinking about our own health and future — and those of our loved ones. Preparing a will right now just makes sense. To ensure that British Columbians can safely make wills during this time, a change in the law now allows wills to be witnessed remotely. If you choose to sign in this way, certain requirements must be met. Learn how you can prepare a valid will during coronavirus, while staying safe.

What you should know

Sign and witness your will during coronavirus

Now what?

Take the next step

By now, you have an idea of extra things to consider, and some options for preparing or updating your will during coronavirus. Next up: we can walk you through preparing your will or changing your will.

  • This information applies to British Columbia, Canada
  • Reviewed for legal accuracy in November 2021
  • Time to read: 10 minutes

Reviewed for legal accuracy by

Drew Jackson, People's Law School

Drew Jackson

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