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In This Volume

  1. Part 1—Definitions and Interpretation

  2. 1 Definitions and interpretation [§62.91]

  3. Part 2—Fundamental Rules

  4. Overview of Part 2 [§62.92]

  5. Division 1—Meaning of Spouse, Effect of Adoption and Construction of Instruments

  6. 2 When a person is a spouse under this Act [§62.93]

  7. Division 2—Survivorship Rules

  8. 5 Fundamental rule—when persons die simultaneously [§62.94]

  9. 6 General presumption—disposition of property on simultaneous deaths [§62.95]

  10. 10 Five-day survival rule [§62.96]

  11. Part 3—When a Person Dies Without a Will

  12. Overview of Part 3 [§62.97]

  13. 19 Uniform interpretation with laws of other provinces [§62.98]

  14. Division 1—Distribution of Estate When There Is No Will

  15. 20 Spouse but no descendants [§62.99]

  16. 21 Spouse and descendants [§62.100]

  17. 22 Two or more spouses [§62.101]

  18. 23 No spouse but intestate leaving descendants or relatives [§62.102]

  19. 24 Distribution to descendants [§62.103]

  20. 25 Partial intestacy [§62.104]

  21. Division 2—Spousal Home

  22. 26 Right to spousal home [§62.105]

  23. 27 Notice by personal representative [§62.106]

  24. 28 Prohibition on disposing of spousal home [§62.107]

  25. 33 Retention of spousal home [§62.108]

  26. 34 Registrable charges [§62.109]

  27. 35 Circumstances when registrable charge becomes payable [§62.110]

  28. Part 4—Wills

  29. Overview of Part 4 [§62.111]

  30. 45 Gift of land contemplating division [§62.112]

  31. 47 Property encumbered by security interest [§62.113]

  32. Division 6—Variation of Wills

  33. 60 Maintenance from estate [§62.114]

  34. 61 Time limit and service [§62.115]

  35. 68 Effect of order [§62.116]

  36. 69 Registration of title [§62.117]

  37. Part 6—Administration of Estates

  38. Overview of Part 6 [§62.118]

  39. Division 1—Application of This Part and Vesting of Property

  40. 101 Application [§62.119]

  41. 102 Vesting of property on death [§62.120]

  42. 103 Administration pending legal proceedings [§62.121]

  43. Division 7—Personal Representatives—Powers, Duties and Liabilities

  44. Overview of Division 7 [§62.122]

  45. 142 Personal representatives—general authority [§62.123]

  46. 145 Executor of deceased executor [§62.124]

  47. 148 Disposition by executors who do not renounce or join application for grant of probate [§62.125]

  48. Division 8—Personal Representatives—Legal Liability and Legal Proceedings

  49. 155 Distribution of estate [§62.126]

  50. Division 9—Discharge, Removal and Substitution of Personal Representatives

  51. Overview of Division 9 [§62.127]

  52. 160 Vesting of estate in personal representative [§62.128]

  53. 161 Former personal representative to facilitate property and document transfer [§62.129]

  54. Division 10—Devolution of Land

  55. 162 Devolution and administration of land [§62.130]

  56. 163 Transfer of land to beneficiary may be subject to a charge [§62.131]

  57. Division 11—Public Guardian and Trustee

  58. Overview of Part 6, Division 11 [§62.132]