Frequently Asked Questions - Court of Queen's Bench

  • 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?

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)?

Garnishee Summons - Common Questions

  • I received a letter saying that money was paid in to the Court; when do I get my money?

Other Common Questions