Ministère de la Justice
The notarial will is the only kind of will that does not require probating. The liquidator of the succession (see definitions) has an obligation to probate a holograph will or a will made before witnesses, even if the latter was prepared by a lawyer. Likewise, if non-notarized changes were made to the original will, they have to be probated. The probate can be made by the Superior Court or by a notary chosen by the liquidator. Probate is essentially intended to
Heir A person who has accepted a succession.
ServiceProcedure by which a written document is brought to the attention of a third party in an official manner.
Successor A person who has not yet decided whether to accept or renounce a succession.
Succession All of the property left by a deceased person to a natural or legal person.
Distributed by the ministère de la Justice, Québec courthouses and justice service points.
Civil Code of Québec, 1991, chapter 64, art. 772 to 775 Code of Civil Procedure, R.S.Q., chapter C-25.01, art. 887 to 891
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