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Can I amend a trust deed?

Legal authors are divided on this issue. Many will say that it is not possible to modify a trust deed without the Court's intervention, the latter to ensure that the settlor's will, upon the set up of the trust, is always respected. Some other authors tend to side with a more liberal interpretation of the Civil Code of Québec and allow certain amendments. For these reasons, the drafting of the trust deed must be made in a thorough and accurate manner and in light of civil and tax laws in effect, since any subsequent amendment to the trust deed will be very difficult to achieve.

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