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How to find a notary?

Your parents have done business with a notary a while ago, but he or she moved, and you would like to find his/her new address? You want to know if a notary has retired? Or find a notary doing family law near you? Finding a notary is easy : just go to the Chambre des […]

Can your favorite notary celebrate your wedding in the South?

Unfortunately, no, because he has no jurisdiction. The notary is granted the power to celebrate marriages thanks to the Civil Code of Quebec, which has scope only in Quebec. So even if you ask him/her to come and celebrate your wedding on a beautiful beach in the Caribbean, your wedding will not be recognized in […]

True or False : I can marry my stepsister if she is adopted

False.  But under certain conditions, it might be true. Federal law has jurisdiction over marriage laws, and the Marriage (Prohibited Degrees) Act, S.C. 1990, c. 46 says that it is prohibited to marry our brother or sister, whether they are adopted or not (art. 2: «No person shall marry another person if they are related lineally, […]

Why consult a notary to settle a succesion?

Here is a good explanation by la Chambre des Notaires: « Old resentments often surface during the settlement of a succession, even in the most loving families. Why? Because the death of a loved one is in itself very emotionally destabilizing, and settling the succession often raises difficulties that the deceased could not have anticipated. […]

What is the purpose of a protection mandate in case of incapacity?

Here is an article from La Chambre des Notaires that explains very well the importance of a protection mandate : « No one is immune to a serious accident, a degenerative disease that affects intellectual faculties or the effects of aging. If you found yourself in any of these situations, who would look after you and […]