Wills – The required age is 19 with some exceptions. Holograph Wills are permitted. Marriage revokes a Will with some exceptions.
Power of Attorney for Property – The required age is 19. The power of attorney can either terminate on incapacity or survive it.
Power of Attorney for Personal Care – They are referred to as Personal Directives and the required age is 19. The documents can set out care wishes and instructions or appoint an agent or both. Where an agent is appointed, the directive needs to be signed by the agent to be valid. It should be noted that a power of attorney can be combined with a Personal Directive.
Estate Administration Tax (probate fee) – The applicable fee is determined according to the following schedule: up to $10,000 of estate value – $25; over $10,000 but not over $25,000 of estate value – $100; over $25,000 of estate value but not over $125,000 of estate value – $200; over $125,000 but not over $250,000 of estate value – $300; over $250,000 of estate value – $400. The maximum fee is $400. Also note that the value of debts and liabilities can be deducted against the value of the personal and real property that is subject to the fee.
Age of Majority – 19