Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions

How do I make a will?

Real estate sale and family rights

A will is an act by which the testator (the author of the will) defines to whom all or part of his property will be transmitted after his death.

A holographic will must be written in full, dated and signed by the testator himself. The testator can give it to the notary, in a closed envelope, and ask for it to be registered in the last will and testament file.

Please note: no pre-printed document should be used to draw up a holograph will. The entire will must be written in the handwriting of the testator.

The authentic will is dictated to the notary by the person who wishes to make a will, in the presence of 2 witnesses. The notary reads it and the testator signs it. If the testator is unable to sign, the notary will mention it. The authentic will can also be established in the presence of two notaries. This type of will offers the greatest security to the testator.

There are other types of wills: the international will and the sealed will, which are almost never used.