Last Will & Testament
No matter how much or how little property you own, you want to be sure it is distributed to the right people after your death. Wouldn’t it be comforting to know that your loved ones will be able to mourn you in peace because you will have done everything in your power to avoid estate problems? A Will lets you choose your heirs, clearly outline your last wishes, and protect your children and your spouse.
SEVERAL GOOD REASONS FOR CHOOSING A NOTARIAL WILL
A will is an extremely important legal document as the settlement of your estate is based on it. It is therefore essential that the will be well drafted, complete, and above all, free of ambiguity. When you have recourse to our services, our expertise in the planning of estates and drafting of legal documents, you can be sure that there will be no problems in the interpretation of your will. As notaries, we know how important it is to choose the right words and we will formulate your last wishes in legal terms. We will also help you remember everything that should be included to make the settlement of your estate an easy task. Another advantage of a notarial will is that the notary will keep the original in a safe place, where it cannot be lost or destroyed. Finally, we will enter your document in the Register of Testamentary Dispositions of the Chambre des notaires du Québec. The will itself is not filed in the Register, only the fact of its existence is recorded, thus maintaining confidentiality while making it easy to locate after your death.
CONSENT OF ORGAN AND TISSUE DONATION
Making out your will is the ideal occasion for considering donating your organs and bodily tissues upon death. If you agree to make an organ and tissue donation, or if you choose not to, after discussing the matter in a free and enlightened manner with your notary, he will be able to include this in your Will. Thereafter, such a document of consent or refusal will be registered with the Registre des consentements au don d’organes et de tissus of the Chambre des notaires du Québec. It is through this Register that authorized medical staff, with the highest degree of confidentiality, will be able to verify whether a potential donor has consented to organ and tissue donation. The Registre des consentements au don d’organes et de tissus of the Chambre des notaires du Québec is an effective tool to ensure your wishes are respected in the event of your death.
If you do not have a Will, the law determines how your assets will be distributed among your children, spouse, parents and siblings. A Notarial Will is a guarantee that your wishes will be respected and that your loved ones will be protected. It also makes it much easier to settle your estate. Don’t let the law decide who your heirs will be. State your last wishes clearly or if you already have a Will, give us a call to help you update it.
We encourage you to read The Will. You can download this pamphlet here will.pdf or request one by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.