Ten steps to settling an estate

What are my rights?

As a personal representative of someone's estate, could I be personally liable for the debts they leave behind?
  • Yes
  • No

When a loved one dies, someone has to deal with their property and debts. The process can be time-consuming and intimidating. We’ve broken it down into 10 main steps. Learn how to settle an estate.

What you should know

The steps involved

Who can help

  • This information applies to British Columbia, Canada
  • Reviewed for legal accuracy in April 2020
  • Time to read: 17 minutes

Reviewed for legal accuracy by

Stephen Hsia, Miller Thomson

Stephen Hsia

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