In Quebec, more than half of households own a cat or a dog. That’s more than 3 million pets. Pets are an integral part of the family. The love and respect shown to them makes them frequently considered full members of the family. Animal rights in Quebec Prior to 2015, animals were considered movable property….

In recent days, we have seen an increase in Covid-19 cases and the implementation of new restrictions on gatherings in some countries. Vaccine passports, also called health passport, which would be held by vaccinated people, already allows access to certain places in some countries, such as restaurants, shops, meeting places and events. Several future newlyweds…

Quebec Premier François Legault has announced the establishment of a COVID-19 Vaccine Passport. At the time of writing, we do not know if the vaccine passport will be required for civil marriage celebrations in Montreal. The COVID-19 vaccine passport is a free document issued by the Government of Quebec which will certify that the passport…

In 2020, in the midst of the pandemic, several international and national articles, television and radio broadcasts reported an upcoming increase in divorce requests. In our firm, the demand for amicable divorce has increased, but not more than our normal annual growth rate. But is this the case for all law firms or notary office?…

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…

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