In 2020 and early 2021, several television reports and newspaper articles mentioned an increase in applications for notarial wills and powers of attorney. Increases in business volume of nearly 40% were announced. Has this trend continued? Was it a temporary increase? Has this increase in requests for notarial wills been maintained during the pandemic? To…

When a person who has neither a spouse nor children dies, certain rules will apply for liquidation of the estate. According to Quebec law, a husband or wife must be legally married to be able to inherit in the absence of a will. These rules will differ greatly if the deceased had made a will…

Having your civil marriage by proxy would allow a spouse who could not be physically present at the civil marriage ceremony be represented by another person who would act on his or her behalf. We have recently seen that remote marriages are not allowed in Quebec. Can celebration of marriage take place by proxy? Although…

Certain proceedings, such as non-contentious proceedings, require applicants to submit an application to the Court. Notaries are ideally suited to assist you in this type of proceeding. Definition of non-contentious proceedings A non-contentious proceeding is, as its name suggests, a proceeding for which there is no dispute, which is not contested. In non-contentious proceeding, the…

To get married civilly in Quebec, there are certain administrative steps you have to go through. Other steps can be added depending on the type of marriage you want to arrange. Here we present the main steps for a civil marriage in Quebec. Main steps to get married in Quebec Step 1: Find your soul…

It is quite possible to get an amicable divorce from a spouse who does not live in Quebec. It is possible to divorce in Quebec, both from a marriage that was celebrated in Quebec, and from a marriage that was celebrated in a foreign country or in another Province or Territory of Canada. We are…

Knowing whether an estate is solvent or insolvent is very important. A loss-making estate will almost always be refused by the heirs. The heirs sometimes idealize the solvency of an estate based on the lifestyle of the deceased and various social markers. It sometimes happens that relatives discover significant debts during the liquidation phase of…

As soon as a person dies, there are several actions and procedures to be done by the relatives of the deceased. Various documents of the deceased need to be collected, including his or her will, if there is one. The person may have made a holographic will, a will in the presence of witnesses or…

An estate inventory or inventory of the deceased’s property must be made following the death of a person. The liquidator of an estate is required by law (Article 794 of the Civil Code of Quebec) to carry out an estate inventory. This inventory must be done regardless of whether the deceased had a will or…

Can you get married during COVID-19? COVID-19 has changed our daily lives. The rules and ways of doing things have changed in many areas. Since March 2020, several media have reported cases of contamination and deaths due to COVID-19 for people who have participated in wedding celebrations. A time of joy and celebration par excellence,…

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