A will is a document in which you designate who will inherit your estate and how your assets will be distributed. Without a will, the law determines who will inherit from you and how much they’ll receive, which can lead to unpleasant consequences. You can save your loved ones future troubles by consulting our team of notaries in Laval about drawing up a will.

When we meet with you, we’ll discuss the following points:

  • The heirs you wish to name
  • The distribution of your assets, such as your home, jewellery, vehicles, investments, etc.
  • Procedures for distributing the assets, including the age at which children can inherit
  • Appointment of a legal guardian for your children
  • Ways to minimize the income tax liability on your death
  • Appointment of a liquidator (also known as an executor) and replacements
  • Instructions for the celebration of your life and funeral

It can also be advantageous to prepare a protection mandate at the same time as your will.

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Common-law partners: the importance of a notarial will

Did you know that a common-law spouse has no rights to the estate of their deceased partner, even if they’ve been sharing their lives for many years? It is therefore essential to formalize your wishes to avoid any unfortunate situations. For example, the surviving spouse could end up co-owning the home with the in-laws or children, which would complicate matters when it comes to remortgaging or selling the house.

Furthermore, not having a will could also create conflict among family members. Note also that a handwritten will is not considered authentic and can be contested by those who aren’t satisfied with it.

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A notarial will is worth it

Wills that are written by hand (holographic) or based on a form obtained online must be validated by a notary or the Superior Court after death. This can be time-consuming and expensive for your loved ones. The cost of such procedures greatly exceeds that required to draw up a notarial will. Only a notarial will is considered authentic and doesn’t require verification after death. It also makes it difficult to contest. To learn more, read our article on the importance of making a will with a notary.

For peace of mind and to protect your assets, contact us to prepare your will with one of our notaries, who will be pleased to serve you.

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