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Probate and Estate Administration Lawyers

We understand that losing a loved one is a heartbreaking experience and handling the administration of their estate can be both intimidating and complicated. Our team can help you navigate this difficult time.

Our probate and administration lawyers are experienced at bringing applications to obtain a Grant of Probate from the British Columbia Supreme Court and with assisting clients to administer estates and trusts. We handle both contentious and non-contentious estate matters and can draw upon our litigation experience to obtain any court orders necessary to facilitate the administration of the estate.

Our team regularly assists clients with the following:

  • Preparing applications to the British Columbia Supreme Court to obtain an estate representation grant (also called a Grant of Probate, Grant of Administration, or a Reseal of a Foreign Grant)
  • Obtaining necessary court orders to facilitate the issuance of an estate representation grant when unusual issues arise, such as when wills do not meet the formal requirements, when it is not possible to locate a beneficiary or intestate successor, and difficulty complying with the requirements of the Public Guardian and Trustee 
  • Administering an estate following the receipt of a representation grant, including corresponding with beneficiaries, obtaining approval of the estate representative’s accounts and proposal as to distribution (whether by consent or from the Court by way of a passing of accounts hearing), coordinating the estate representative’s tax filing obligations with an accountant, and distributing the estate’s assets on an interim and final basis
  • Guiding clients through the litigation process in the event of an estate or trust dispute, including wills variation claims
  • Providing advice to executors, administrators and trustees on their duties and responsibilities every step of the way

Team Members’ Additional Language Skills:  Cantonese, Korean, Vietnamese

Our lawyers have extensive estate litigation experience to draw up on when acting for clients who are administering an estate or trust. 

We are proud to offer our legal services to the people of Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, Surrey, Coquitlam, Kelowna, and all other surrounding areas.

If you prefer to speak to someone, please call (604) 900-2538.

Onyx Law Group represents clients in family law, estate and trust litigation, estate planning and probate matters. Consult with our experienced team at 
(604) 900-2538


Probate and Estate Administration Areas of Expertise

Grants of Probate and Grants of Administration

Probate is a court process to validate the Will (or the person applying to be appointed administrator) and authorize a representative to act on behalf of and carry out the administration of the estate. The applicant, either the executor or administrator, must prepare a set of appropriate forms and sworn affidavits, and must have complied with any and all applicable notice requirements and other rules, in order to convince the Court that an estate grant should be issued to the applicant. 

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