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The Québec Will Kit Blog

Interesting articles related to writing a Last Will and Testament and other estate planning documents in Québec.

  • Québec Last Will and Testament

    How to make your Québec Last Will and Testament a legal document

    • 2 Apr 2019
    • Posted By : Tim Hewson
    • 1 Comment

    We receive so many questions on this same topic, so we wanted to provide some clarification on this very important matter.

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    13 definitions to help you write your Québec Last Will and Testament

    • 1 Feb 2019
    • Posted By : Tim Hewson
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    As you start looking into writing your Québec Last Will and Testament you’ll start to see a lot of new legal terms which may be unfamiliar. This can be overwhelming, especially when some terms used by Québec differ from other provinces.

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    What happens after you die in Québec?

    • 1 Dec 2018
    • Posted By : Tim Hewson
    • 2 Comments

    Maybe you've been appointed a Liquidator of an estate, or perhaps a love one has died. There is a lot to be done after a person has passed away and much of this includes dealing with the courts and Revenu Québec.

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    Why a Québec Last Will and Testament isn't just for the elderly

    • 30 Sep 2018
    • Posted By : Tim Hewson
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    It is a very common misconception that people should write a Will just before they die. Many people feel that you should think about your Will at the time you start to contemplate death. Don't be surprised when you tell people that you have written your Last Will and Testament, that they respond with concern; "are you okay?" "why do you think you're going to die?". The reality of course is that every adult should have a Will as part of their financial plan. None of us know when our Will is going to come into effect, and hopefully it will be decades into the future. But a Last Will and Testament isn't written just once in a lifetime, it should be written when we are young, and updated throughout our lives when circumstances change.

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    Listing your assets in your Will

    • 29 Jul 2018
    • Posted By : Tim Hewson
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    One of the most common misconceptions about Will writing is that you have to list all of your assets in your Will, after all, how will everybody know what you have if you don't write it in your Will?

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    Writing a Will in Québec - Our most frequently asked questions

    • 28 May 2018
    • Posted By : Tim Hewson
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    When does a Will take effect? Where should I store my Will? Do I need a lawyer or notary? When should I update my Will? Answers to these and other questions are provided here.

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    Before you write a Will in Québec

    • 27 Mar 2018
    • Posted By : Tim Hewson
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    There are three distinct steps in writing a Will; The Preparation, the writing and the Executing of your Will. This article focuses on the first stage; all the things you need to think about before you even start to prepare your Will. Your key appointments should be consulted before you include them in your Will. Or you run the risk of the appointee refusing to act, and the courts making the decision for you.

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    Choosing a Liquidator for your Québec Last Will and Testament

    • 26 Jan 2018
    • Posted By : Tim Hewson
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    One of the most important appointments you will ever make is naming the Liquidator for your Québec Last Will and Testament. The Liquidator is the uniquely Québec term for an estate Executor or Trustee.

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    Wills in Québec

    • 25 Nov 2017
    • Posted By : Tim Hewson
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    Here are a few common reasons that people claim when justifying why there is no point in writing a Will.

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    Ten reasons why you would update your Québec Last Will and Testament

    • 24 Sep 2017
    • Posted By : Tim Hewson
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    Throughout your life, you are free to update your Last Will and Testament as often as you like, either by making an amendment, or by drafting a new Will. An amendment to an existing will is called a modification or “codicil” and must follow the same form and structure of a full Will (i.e. it must be properly signed and witnessed). Consequently, writing a modification is not usually much of a shortcut. In fact, it can lead to significant confusion.

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