March 18, 2013: Changes to the Provincial Court (Family) Rules come into effect today, to bring it into conformity with the Family Law Act, which replaces the previous Family Relations Act today. There are also some changes to Rule 21 (Parenting After Separation Program).
This is a summary of British Columbia’s new Wills, Estates, and Succession Act, which was to come into force in early 2012 and has been delayed to Spring 2013. The new Act repeals the Estate Administration Act, Probate Recognition Act, Wills Act, Wills Variation Act, and sections of the Law and Equity Act, and Survivorship and Presumption of Death Act.
The British Columbia Registry Services have made some changes to how proprietorships and partnerships are registered. Form 2 and Form 3 of the Partnership Regulation have had the words “residential or registered address” removed and the address for a proprietor or partner is now defined to be a residential address only if the partner or proprietor is an individual.