To settle a succession, you must first find out if the deceased left a will and if if the will you have found is the most recent one. You must submit a request for a will search in the registers of wills of the Barreau du Québec. You will need the original copy of the act of death or death certificate. It will enables you to obtain a search certificate required.
You must also submit a request for a will search with the Chambres des notaires.