Frequently Asked Questions - Court of Queen's Bench

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Minimize Surrogate Court - Common Questions
1. Where do I find information regarding the Wills and Succession Act which came into effect February 1st, 2012?
* Which Court handles matters relating to wills, estates and probate?
* What are the Surrogate Rules of Court?
* What are executors/executrixes/personal representatives?
* What is a testator/testatrix?
* What is an heir or beneficiary?
* What is an estate?
* What is a grant of probate?
* What is a grant of administration with will annexed?
* What is a grant of administration?
* What is a codicil?
* What is a holograph will?
* Do I need to apply for a grant of probate or a grant of administration?
* Can I apply for probate or an administration on my own or do I have to have a lawyer?
* Where can I find a lawyer able to help me with estate matters?
* Where can I get probate/administration forms?
* What are the fees allowed for compensation of solicitor and/or executor fees on an estate matter?
* What does it cost to file a probate application?
* Is there a checklist available for applications for grants of probate and administration?
* Where can I find a copy of a will or view an estate file?
* How do I challenge the validity of a will or the distribution of the estate?
* Where do I get information on an Enduring Power of Attorney?
* When do I need to apply for Guardianship/Trusteeship for a proposed represented adult and where can I get forms?
* Where can I go for more information?

Minimize Garnishee Summons - Common Questions
* I received a letter saying that money was paid in to the Court; when do I get my money?

Minimize Civil Claim Appeals - Common Questions
* How do I appeal a Judgment granted in the Provincial Court Civil Division?
* How do I appeal an Order granted in the Provincial Court Civil Division (Residential Tenancies Act)?

Minimize Other Common Questions
* Do you take Debit, Mastercard or Visa?
* Where do I get a Marriage Licence?
* Where can I find a list of marriage commissioners in my area?
* Where can I find a list of process servers and/or bailiffs in my area?
* Where can I find a list of court houses across Canada?
* Where can I order forms for an adoption