A will is a written document that sets out your wishes about what happens to your assets after you die. A will gives power to your executor to deal with your estate according to your directions.
YPLEA Standard Legal Forms
Yukon Estate and Administration Publications
Estate Administration Forms
Form 4 Requisition for Letters of Administration
Form 4 Requisition for Grant of Probate
Form 72 Affidavit of Executor
Form 73 Affidavit of Notice of Application (with Exhibit)
(Use if the deceased died without a will. Serve on the Public Guardian and Trustee if a beneficiary is under 19 years of age or is an incapable adult – include the date of birth and current address of any beneficiary younger than 19 years old.)
Form 115 – Grant of Probate
Form 116 – Letters of Administration
Who is Considered a Common-law Spouse?
As of April 1, 1999, the Estate Administration Act defines common-law spouse as:
- a person who is united to another person by a marriage that, although not a legal marriage, is valid by common law, or
- a person who has cohabitated with another person as a couple for a least 12 months immediately before the other person’s death.
Additional Terms Related to Estate Administration (not included in List of Key Words publication)
Codicil – A formal supplement or an addition to the will made by the testator. It modifies, adds, subtracts from, qualifies, alters, restrains or revokes provisions in a will. It must be prepared and executed in the same manner as a will.
To Devise or Bequeath – To give a gift (can be worded in a will as “I give”).
Holograph Will – A will written entirely in the handwriting of the deceased and signed and dated by him or her is considered a valid will in Yukon. A holograph will does not require a signature by a witness. Will forms purchased in stationary stores are not holograph wills.
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