In Quebec law, there are three recognized forms of will: holographic will, formal will and notarial will. Notions such as ‘living will’, ‘biological will’, or ‘end of life will’ started to circulate after the adoption of the Law regarding End-of-Life Care, but they refer to directives for health care at the end of life, expressed through a document which derives from a person’s general right to accept or to refuse health care which is provided for them.
Every person should make their own will; the will is an individual act but there is, nonetheless, an exception: a clause established through a notarized marriage contract (all property to the surviving spouse) and that clause has equal judicial value as the notarial will. Any person who has reached the age of majority and is mentally stable can make a will, as well as a fully emancipated minor; a person who is younger than 18 can make a will only for their less valuable goods.
Advantages of the notarial will:
- For writing your will and for analyzing your situation and your specific needs, you will benefit from the advice of a Law professional;
- The will is registered at the Registry of Testamentary Dispositions of the Chamber of Notaries of Québec and the notary keeps the original copy of the will, which makes it very easy to retrace your will after your decease.
- The testament won’t require verification after your decease
- Your will is more difficult to contest; the notary ensures to verify your identity and your consent, apart from making sure that all legal requirements for validity are respected.
- The costs that your successors would have to support in order to verify a holographic will or a will before witnesses are a lot bigger than the notary fee for preparing your notarial will.
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