When a couple marries or enters a civil union in Quebec, a “Family Patrimony” is created and the family patrimony terminates either with a divorce, a judgment of separation, annulment of the marriage, dissolution of the civil union or with the [ … ]
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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 [ … ]
Legally Valid Wills in Quebec For many, the most common kind of will is the will signed before a notary. However, in Quebec, our Civil Code provides for 3 types of wills that are all legally valid: A) Holograph WillB) Will before witnesses (also [ … ]
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