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What is a will

Making a will isn’t mandatory, but it’s recommended in order to specify your last wishes and facilitate the settlement of your succession.

A will is a document in which you can specify:

  • who will inherit your property;
  • who will take care of your children if they are under 18 years of age when you die and the other parent is dead or incapable;
  • who will be responsible for settling your succession.

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. Three forms of wills are recognized in Québec.

Last update: February 23, 2023


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