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The liquidation of an estate is assigned to a liquidator (executor), who is responsible for managing the assets of the estate and ensuring their distribution according to the will of the deceased.
This process requires several steps, do not hesitate to consult your notary, he can help you.
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What does the role of liquidator (also known as an executor) entail? The liquidator is subject to several rules and steps to follow. His mission is to carry out the wishes of the deceased. The notary is your legal advisor throughout this process.
In the absence of a will, the Civil Code of Quebec determines those who will inherit of the deceased’s assets.
The law includes married or united spouses and people related to the deceased by blood or adoption (ascendants and descendants). It should be noted that common-law spouse and in-laws are not considered as heirs.
Did you know? Common-law partners and in-laws are not considered as heirs.
In the absence of a will, the liquidator will be selected by the heirs. The role of the notary is therefore to accompany the liquidator chosen by the heirs through the different stages of the succession. The notary also ensures that all documents and requirements are respected.
Still, it must be established that it is indeed a will recognized by law? Our notary will verify this for you.
The notary is the person to accompany you in the liquidation of the estate. His job is to ensure that all legal requirements are met and to guide the liquidator (estate executor) in his task so that the different stages of the estate process are respected. Thus, by using the services of a notary, you avoid extra stress and ensure the respect of the deceased wishes.