ENDING A RELATIONSHIP

The end a relationship also involves the division of property. Confide in a legal professional who can assist you in resolving the legal issues arising from  your separation. 

SEPARATION

When a relationship ends, legal issues arise that must be dealt with in a timely manner in hopes of minimizing the associated financial consequences. Whether you were married, civilly united or living with your significant other, we can assist you in dealing with the legal aspects of your separation.

TRANSFER OF PROPERTY

Often, in the case of a separation, one of the spouses decides to continue living in the home. If both spouses are co-owners of the immovable property, a transfer of property must be executed, in order to reflect the new reality. If a mortgage affects the property, refinancing may become necessary.

REVIEW OF LEGAL DOCUMENTS

As a general rule, every time that a major life event occurs, it is advisable to review legal documents. Take this opportunity to meet with a Notary to update your Last Will and Testament, Mandate in Case of Incapacity or to revoke a Power of Attorney, if necessary.

CARING FOR THE ELDERLY

When an elderly loved one develops a cognitive or physical disability, often times legal representation is required. A Quebec Notary who is  accredited in non-contentious proceedings can assist  you in completing the necessary steps required to institute protective supervision. 

LEGAL REPRESENTATION

Mtre Kadas is accredited by the Chambre des notaires du Québec in Non-Contentious Proceedings. This accreditation allows her to present certain matters to the Office of the Superior Court of Quebec. Among these proceedings are Homologation of a Protective Mandate and Institution of Protective Supervision for an incapable person.

HOMOLOGATION OF A PROTECTIVE MANDATE

If a person signed a Protective Mandate (previously called "Mandate in Case of Incapacity") while still legally capable, once he or she becomes incapacited, the mandate must become enforceable. Once a report is prepared by a doctor and a social worker confirming the person's incapacity, a legal procedure must then be completed in order to execute the mandate.

INSTITUTION OF PROTECTIVE SUPERVISION

If a person did not sign a Protective Mandate while still legally capable, once he or she becomes incapacited, a legal representative must be named to represent the incapable person. Following receipt of the medical and psychosocial reports confirming the person's incapacity, a legal procedure must then be completed, including a meeting of family members, close relatives and friends, in order to appoint a curator, tutor or advisor for the concerned person.

LOSING A LOVED ONE

Following a death, meeting with a Notary who can answers all of your questions and concerns is imperative. Allow a specialist in the field to guide you through the complex process of settling an estate.   

ESTATE SETTLEMENT

Liquidating the estate of a loved one, while grieving their loss, can be very difficult. We can assist and guide you through the entire estate settlement process to lessen the burden on the family. Among these services, we offer the following:

WILL SEARCH

Once you have received the Act of Death from the Directeur de l'état civil, a will search must be performed in order to determine whether or not the deceased left a Last Will and Testament. This search is done at the Chambre des notaires du Québec and at the Barreau du Québec. Once confirmation is obtained, the estate settlement process begins.

DECLARATION OF TRANSMISSION

If the deceased owned an immovable property in the province of Quebec, a Declaration of Transmission must be prepared by a Notary and published at the Land Registry. This document becomes the ownership title of the person who inherited the immovable.