Matrimonial search: verification of marital regime and renunciation of sharing the family patrimony

Allows to know if the deceased was single, married, widowed, etc.

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The marital search allows to know the civil status and the marital regime of the deceased person (community of property, separation of property, community of property acquired abroad), or the details of their civil union.

The liquidator is thus able to ensure the applicable provisions for the deceased person and to determine if the surviving spouse has any rights to assert against the estate.

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Required documents

  • marriage contract
  • civil union contract
  • renunciation of the division of the family patrimony (Here we are referring to the renunciation that married spouses could make between themselves before July 1, 1989, this renunciation had to be made by notarial act and signed between July 1, 1989, and December 31, 1990. In such a case, the spouses are not subject to the division of the family patrimony. The surviving spouse will have to provide a copy of the renunciation act. This renunciation must have been published in the RDPRM)
  • document establishing the date and place of marriage (In the absence of a contract, it is necessary to know the date of the marriage. Before July 1, 1970, the matrimonial regime of Quebec residents married without a marriage contract is the community of movables and acquisitions. Since July 1, 1970, couples married without a marriage contract are subject to the regime of acquests.)
  • separation judgment
  • irrevocable divorce judgment
  • notarized civil union dissolution contract
Note: In some cases, it is necessary to provide a certified copy of the document. If this is not possible, we can make a request to the relevant individuals or organizations.
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