We, as lawyers, are often asked if, instead of obtaining a divorce judgment, we can obtain an annulment. An annulment is a declaration by the court that two spouses were never legally married and allows spouses to end a marriage without a divorce [ … ]
Des situations juridiques sous un angle simplifié
Making the decision to divorce your spouse isn’t an easy one. However, once the decision has been made, it is important to consider these few steps, beforehand, in order to maximize your chances of being in a favourable position: 1) Be organized [ … ]
Peace of mind: the importance of preparing a good will, and the role of the liquidator for an orderly administration of your estate and the distribution of your testamentary gifts. Our population is aging. That is a demographic fact. It should then [ … ]
Julie, from Ste-Anne-des-Plaines, writes: "I have been married for 7 years. We have three children. Neither I, nor my husband, have made a will, since we have never felt the need to do so. However, a dear friend of ours recently passed away due to a [ … ]
Marc has been named executor or “liquidator” in the will of his deceased father and has asked: what is his role and what are his obligations as liquidator? The Civil Code of Quebec (C.C.Q.) provides that a testator may designate one or several [ … ]
A reader from Laval has asked us if there is a way that he can name a person to take care of his affairs in case he loses his autonomy. The Role and the Responsibility of the Mandatary In fact, our laws indicate that any person may sign a mandate [ … ]
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