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Declaration of legal heirs

The declaration of legal heirs or inheritance allows you to draw up a list of the deceased's heirs within the meaning of the Civil Code of Quebec...more

  1. Answer the questionnaire
  2. Print your declaration of legal heirs
  3. Sign
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Signature of the sworn statement by an heir before a notary of Notaire-Direct in Montreal.
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  • When a person dies without leaving a Will or leaving an incomplete Will, the declaration of legal heirs will allow you to list the heirs of the deceased as provided in the Civil Code of Quebec.
  • The declaration is used when dealing with different stakeholders such as:
    • banks;
    • credit unions;
    • insurance companies;
    • or for claims of assets or others.
  • In this same document, the heirs can also proceed with the appointement of a liquidator who will administer the estate assets.
  • The Civil Code of Quebec requires no formality for this declaration, but some financial institutions, according to their internal policies, may require that the affidavit attached to the said document is signed before a notary. It is best to verify if the institution has specific requirements for the certification of signatures before completing the declaration.
  • For more information and more complex situations, we invite you to contact  .

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