Marie-Josée Gauvin

Marie-Josée Gauvin joined the La Capitale Legal Access insurance team in 1997. She has been a lawyer there since 2003, and now serves as director of Legal Access insurance. She holds the Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) designation from the Canadian Insurance Institute, and is a member of the Barreau du Québec Advisory Consulting Committee on consumer protection. She has also been a member of the board of directors of a restorative justice organization for over 10 years. Her background speaks volumes: there's nothing about Legal Access Insurance that she doesn't already know! She's dedicated to making justice accessible. Working in Legal Access insurance is a great way to reach that objective on a daily basis. Follow Marie-José's advice on the blog. You'll get a better understanding of the legal aspects of many everyday situations!

Articles by Marie-Josée Gauvin

fallen tree

Who pays if a tree falls?

Trees are a common cause of dispute among neighbours! Who has to cover the costs if a neighbour’s property is damaged? It all depends on the circumstances! Interested? Keep reading!

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latent defects

What Do You Do About Latent Defects in Your Home?

Are you purchasing a new home? If you’re losing sleep worrying about the possibility of latent defects, here’s how to deal with the situation, if it arises!

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Landscaping: How to avoid disputes with your neighbours

So you’ve decided to plant a hedge to define property lines? Thinking of installing a fence or planting a tree to gain more privacy in your yard? Despite your best intentions, this type of addition can easily turn into a fencing dispute. My Legal Access Insurance team has put together a few tips...

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Hit-and-run: what you need to know

Hit-and-Run: What You Need to Know

According to statistics issued by Quebec’s ministère de la Sécurité publique, nearly 23,000 of some 40,000 driving offences reported in Quebec in 2015 were hit-and-runs. That’s surprising, because the consequences can be very serious for anyone who commits this type of offence. Chances are,...

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Common-law partners: Tips for a peaceful separation

Common-Law Partners: Tips for a Peaceful Separation

A separation is never something we look forward to going through. The experience can be even more stressful if children are involved or if the couple doesn't have a cohabitation contract.

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9 tips for settling an estate with no will

9 Tips for Settling an Estate With No Will

Would you know what to do if a loved one died without leaving a will? Here are the steps to follow and advice from La Capitale's Legal Access Insurance team to help guide you through the process.

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Five reasons to have Legal Access Insurance

5 Reasons to Have Legal Access Insurance

Believe it or not, Legal Access Insurance is a coverage designed for everyone!! Why? Because even reasonable law‑abiding citizens can sometimes run into legal trouble.

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