A will is designed to record a person’s last wishes with respect to the liquidation of his or her estate. Quebec legislation recognizes three types of wills, each with its own requirements, but the notarized will en minute is in a class of its own because of the benefits it provides compared to other types of wills. The notarized will, because it is an authentic legal deed, is extremely difficult to contest. The testator receives all the necessary legal advice in drafting the will, which will be registered with the Chambre des notaires du Québec and kept in a vault. A notarized will can never be lost, destroyed or forgotten. The key advantage of a notarized will remains the efficiency of its application. It is the only type of will that does not require the additional expenses and delays associated with the verification by a court of law. This greatly simplifies the estate liquidation process. The experts at Lexium can advise you in all aspects of estate planning.