Use this section to list the deceased's Personal Effects, such as clothing, tools, and personal electronics. Include the purchase price (or the usual listed purchase price for that item) as well as an estimate of the fair market value at the time of death. It may be necessary to hire an appraiser (at the estate's expense) to value certain items, while items with a nominal value can be given a rough estimate.
Note that in Quebec, if the deceased has a surviving spouse from a marriage or civil union, the value of some assets (or, in some cases, ownership of the assets) may need to be divided evenly between the succession (estate) and the surviving spouse. This will depend on the Matrimonial Regime the couple elected in their marriage or civil union contract, or the default one if they did not choose one.
Further, some Personal Effects will always be considered Private Property in Quebec, no matter the Matrimonial Regime. These include items such as clothing, personal papers and awards, diplomas, instruments for work, and wedding rings, as well as those received as a gift or inheritance. Additionally, if those items have sentimental value, but little monetary value, they can still be distributed to the heirs when the succession is insolvent. Lastly, in Quebec, personal effects worth less than $100 do not need to be listed on the inventory.