Expect the unexpected

By accompanying you through your major life changes and ensuring that you are legally protected throughout, the notary plays an invaluable role.

Will

The will is the document which communicates your last wishes.  We will guide you with this delicate and most important of documents, be it for the choice of your liquidator, the guardian of minor children, the age at which your estate devolves to its beneficiaries, or the method to dispose of your property.  Note that a notary is the only professional able to certify the authenticity of a will.  Also, in the case of death, your notarized will is easily traceable since it is registered with the Chambre des notaires du Québec.  Do not hesitate any further; protect your loved ones and your assets in the case of death: have your will prepared!

Testamentary trust

The testamentary trust is a tool that allows you to choose control mechanisms on the use, management and remittance of funds from your estate.  We can review if this type of will is the one that best suits your needs in terms of protecting a beneficiary or assets of your estate, or for any other of your needs.

Codicil

If you wish to make a minor change to your existing will, a codicil may be suitable. Contact us to learn if this legal document is appropriate for your situation.

Power of attorney

The power of attorney can be a useful legal document if you wish to be represented by a person of trust in exercising your rights to administer your property.  We can advise you and customize such a document to your specific needs.

Protection mandate

PROTECTION – there, we have said it!

During our initial meeting, we will cover various topics such as the choice of a mandatary, the custody of your children, the use of your property and all other matters related to your health and the care that will be provided, especially those pertaining to housing accommodations and the refusal of therapeutic obstinacy.  We can advise you on your choices and draft this legal document to ensure that the interests of you and your loved ones are protected in the event of your incapacity.

Protection mandate homologation

One of your loved ones is unable to look after the administration of their property and/or themselves? It is time to take action!

In the case where your loved one has a protection mandate (also called «mandate in case of incapacity»), contact us and we will explain the various steps to follow in order to obtain a judgment on the homologation of a protection mandate.  This judgment will allow the appointed mandatary to manage the administration of the property of the person declared incapacitated and/or to make decisions related to medical care and housing accommodations.

In the case where your loved one does not have a protection mandate, we invite you to consult the section «Protective supervision for vulnerable people».

Advance medical directives

Through Québec’s Advance Medical Directives procedure, you can now express your refusal or acceptance to certain health care which may be required in specific situations.  If you become incapacitated, such directives are to be respected by the health care professionals and your loved ones.

Protective supervision for vulnerable people

Protective supervision must be established when an incapacitated person of full age has no protection mandate (also called «mandate in case of incapacity»).  We can guide you in the various steps required to appoint a legal representative (curator, tutor or adviser depending on the severity of incapacity), who will ensure the administration of your property and/or the decision-making related to your housing accommodation and your health care needs.