Since March 15, 2020, the time limits for civil proceedings and the periods for extinctive prescription and forfeiture in civil matters have been temporarily suspended due to the state of emergency related to COVID-19.
You are party to a contract and the COVID-19 pandemic is preventing you or the other party from performing contractual obligations? This article explains the concept of force majeure and the possibility, in certain cases, of being released from contractual liability when it is impossible to perform contractual obligations due to a superior force event.
On March 13, 2020, by way of Order in Council No. 177-2020, the Government declared a health emergency throughout Québec territory under section 119 of Public Health Act (chapter S-2.2) for a period of ten (10) days, which is renewable.
A settlement conference is a process undertaken for the amicable settlement of disputes for which legal proceedings have been instituted and in respect of which the parties involved wish to reach a consensus to put an end to the legal debate sooner than is possible with the current judicial system.
The rules on family patrimony were introduced into the Civil Code of Québec (C.C.Q.) more than 30 years ago. The law that introduced these rules bears a title that sums up quite well the legislator’s objective: Act to Amend the Civil Code of Québec and Other Legislation in Order to Favour Economic Equality Between Spouses. The new rules aimed to rebalance the assets/property of married couples at the time of separation.