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How to make a legal will in Quebec

What are the ways I can make my will in Quebec? Do I need a lawyer or notary to make my will legal? Everything you need to know about making your legal will in Quebec.

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Guide to making your will online in Quebec

How are online wills different? Can I make a notarial will online? Are they legal in Quebec? We’re addressing all the common questions around online wills in Québec and how you can make your own.

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Guide to notarial wills in Quebec

What are the benefits of a notarial will and how can you make one? We’re breaking down everything you need to know about notarial wills, a type of will that’s unique to Quebec.

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How to witness your will in Quebec

When do you need a witness for your will in Quebec? We're breaking down the process of witnessing your will and who can act as a witness.

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Everything You Need To Know About Holographic Wills in Quebec

In this article, we explain everything you need to know about holographic wills in Quebec, as well as why it may be a good option for you.

How Much does a Will Cost?

In this article, we'll look at your options for making a will, the pros and cons of each, and how much you can expect to pay to get a will that meets your needs.

TFSA After Death: What You Need To Know

In this article, we will address frequently asked questions about the TFSA in Quebec. In summary, we will explain what happens to your TFSA after your death, how to include it in your will and how it is transferred to your estate.

What Is A Pet Guardian In Quebec?

What does it mean to be named as a pet guardian in a will? In this article we’ll break down all the ins and outs of pet guardianship in Quebec.

Recourse Against the Liquidator

In this article, we'll discuss everything you need to know about the liquidator, his or her role in the estate and how it affects you as a legatee or as an heir.

What Are The Responsibilities Of A Liquidator In Quebec?

So you’ve been named as a liquidator – what does that mean for you? In this article we’ll cover everything you need to know about being a liquidator in Quebec.

What You Need To Know If You’re Named A Tutor In A Will

So you’ve been named as a tutor for minor children in a will – what does that mean for you? In this article we’ll cover everything you need to know about tutorship in Quebec.

Finishing your will in Quebec During COVID-19

The COVID-19 outbreak in Quebec poses unique challenges for people who need to get their will completed while also preventing exposure to the coronavirus. So how do you get your will executed without breaking social distancing protocol?

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Succession planning glossary

Here are some of the most common succession planning terms in Quebec and what they mean for your succession.

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Marital status and how it affects your will in Quebec

How does it actually work when you create a will with your spouse in Quebec? In this article we break down common questions about how marital status affects your will and how to approach making a will with your spouse in your life situation.

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All about legatees and legacies of a will in Quebec

In this article we cover the basics around naming legatees and passing on legacies in your will.

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Dying Without A Will In Quebec

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you died without a will? What would happen to your belongings? In this article, we’ll cover what happens when you die without a will and when you should consider making yours.

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Choosing A Tutor For Your Children In Quebec

While it may be difficult to think about someone else raising your child, naming a tutor can help secure their future, in the event something happens to you.

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Guide to probating a will in Quebec

We're covering everything you need to know about probate, including when it’s required, what you can do before you pass to make probate easier on your family, probate fees, and how to probate a will in Quebec if you’re ever the liquidator of someone’s estate.

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What is a liquidator in Quebec and how to name one in your will

Discussing the duties of a liquidator and how you should choose one for your will in Quebec.

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Everything you need to know about wills in Quebec

We're answering all your questions about creating a will in Quebec, and what’s needed to make it official. Quebec has a different legal system than the rest of Canada so it’s important to be familiar with the local nuances when creating your will.

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Updating Your Will: A Simple Guide to Protecting Your Assets and Loved Ones

Having an outdated will could be a costly mistake. Read about the importance of keeping an up-to-date will and what you need to do after it’s updated.

The most important roles for estate planning in Quebec: Who to choose?

Assigning roles and responsibilities in your estate plan is challenging. Here's what to consider when choosing your liquidators, tutors, legatees, and more.

2SLGBTQIA+ Considerations For Estate Planning

In Canadian law, not all relationships and health care needs are treated the same way. Here are some special estate planning considerations for 2SLGBTQIA+ couples and individuals.

Guide to End-of-Life Planning in Quebec: The Definitive Guide

Make sure your wishes are accounted for with a comprehensive end-of-life plan. Use this guide to end-of-life planning in Quebec to provide clarity and guidance to your loved ones.

Living Trust vs Will in Quebec: What's the Difference?

Learn about the key differences between wills and living trusts in Quebec so you can decide which of these common estate planning documents is best for you.

Common Law Quebec: What It Means And What You’re Entitled To

Unsure if your relationship is considered common law in Quebec? This guide offers insights into legal rights & estate planning for common law couples.

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