a Will search to find out if a Will was made and signed by the deceased before a legal expert or to simply make sure that you actually have in your possession the last testamentary instrument of the deceased...more
Although the search at the Barreau du Québec is mandatory, less than 1% of Wills are signed before lawyers.
Please note that further search can also be made at the Autotestament. Indeed, various testamentary instruments offered by this corporation have been in effect from 1980 to May 2013, and more than 10,000 Wills have been completed, signed and returned in order to be kept in the records of the notary who is responsible of the Autotestament.
In case that the search result from The Autotestament is positive, we will provide you with additional instructions to obtain the original of the Will.
Only the death certificate issued by the Registrar of civil status is accepted, certificates or attestations issued by hospitals or funeral homes are neither sufficient nor accepted.
Keep in mind that the date of death of a loved one greatly influences the response period to obtain your Will search results. Indeed, the semi-monthly reports that notaries are required to provide to the Chambre des notaires du Québec must be made within 5 days of the end of the first half of the month and an other one within 5 days following the end of the second half of the month.
For more information or for more complex situations, we invite you to contact .
Depending on the date of death, the results will be mailed to you 2 to 3 weeks after the request is processed.
The Will search
How to submit your request
* These fees may be changed within a 60-day notice and in accordance with section 71 of the Code of ethics of notaries.
GST and QST not included.
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