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What is the legal requirement signature witness, witnessing

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What is the legal requirement for a signature witness, witnessing a change, or caveat in a will, in the Province of British Columbia?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Canada Law
Expert:  Legal Ease replied 1 year ago.

The caveat has the same formal requirements as a Will does.

So there needs to be two witnesses.

Here is the section of the Act:

37 (1) To be valid, a will must be

(a) in writing,

(b) signed at its end by the will-maker, or the signature at the end must be acknowledged by the will-maker as his or hers, in the presence of 2 or more witnesses present at the same time, and

(c) signed by 2 or more of the witnesses in the presence of the will-maker.

This applies to codicils as well.

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