What’s a Family Patrimony?

Every married couple in Quebec has a family patrimony.

What it is doesn’t really matter until they divorce.

The infographic below tells you what goes in a family patrimony, and how you calculate its value when you divorce.

Please note that the whole section on the Family Patrimony in the Civil Code of Québec is much longer, and this infographic only shows a small portion of it.

You can read the actual text of the law here: Quebec Civil Code, articles 414 to 418.

Infographic on the rules of family patrimoniy division in Quebec law