What to Do in the Event of Death.

Probate of a Will

Ministère de la Justice

Having a Will Probated

A will can be probated by either the Superior Court or a notary.

To have a will probated by the Superior Court:

  • Prepare an application for probate using the model suggested in the publication Application for the Probate of a Will.
  • Attach the required documents and file your application at the courthouse of the judicial district where the deceased resided.

To have a will probated by a notary, ask a notary or lawyer to prepare the application for probate.

To find out whether a will has already been probated, contact the court of the judicial district where the deceased resided.

To find a judicial district, use the online service Search for Judicial District.

Note
Other rules apply if the deceased person was not a resident of Québec.

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