A will is a document in which you can specify:

  • who will inherit your property, and what the share of each person will be;
  • who will take care of your children if they are under 18 years of age when you die;
  • who will be responsible for settling your estate.

Because a will is a legal document, you can be sure that your wishes will be respected. To be valid,
however, it must meet certain conditions.

A will must be made in one of three forms.

Dying with or without a will

When you die, your heirs will share your estate:

  • in accordance with your wishes, if you have left a will;
  • in accordance with the provisions of the Civil Code of Québec, if you have not left a will.
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