Settling Small Estates (QC)

Updated Apr 5, 2024
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In Quebec, there is no concept of a "small" succession, and you must go through the standard QC liquidation process.

In addition, while other provinces allow certain asset classes (such as RRSPs and LIRAs) to transfer directly to named beneficiaries, Quebec only allows such transfers for life insurance contracts. Quebec also does not recognize ownership via joint tenancy with right of survivorship, which in other provinces can automatically transfer property after death.

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