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Who Can Challenge a Will?

In some provinces, such as BC, a spouse, common-law spouse, natural or adopted child of the deceased can apply to the court under the Wills Variation Act if the will does not make adequate provision for their proper maintenance and support.

For information regarding other provinces, see What to do when someone dies, which has links to wills and estate information on provincial/territorial websites.

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