This article explains the three types of wills recognized in Quebec and the formalities required for each type.
Why should I make a will?
A will lets you make decisions ahead of time, decisions that will be carried out after your death:
Who will inherit from you?
How will your property be divided among these people?
Who will be your liquidator (person who will distribute your property,...
A power of attorney is a kind of contract. It lets you name one or several people to act for you.
Important! A power of attorney is different from a protection mandate. (Protection mandates used to be called "mandates in case of incapacity.")
The person who accepts to act for you under a power of attorney acts in your name in situations you have described. For example, Rosalie could make a power...
The Small Claims Division of the Court of Quebec is commonly known as "small claims court". The rules in this court are more simple than in other courts.
This court hears cases for claims of $15,000 or less, and requests for the cancellation of contracts worth $15,000 or less, not including interest.
These cases can be brought by individuals. They can also be brought by companies, associations,...
In this article, Éducaloi explains what “damages” are and how they are evaluated and proved in court.
What are damages?
"Damages" refers to harm suffered by someone as a result of someone else’s fault. Damages are one of three things a person must prove when suing someone. To learn more about fault and the three things that must be proved, see our article Civil Responsibility.