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

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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What you need to know about snowmobile accidents

What You Need to Know About Snowmobile Accidents

There are over 80,000 people who drive snowmobiles or ATVs in Quebec. There's just one stain on this otherwise pretty picture: Two thirds of fatal snowmobile accidents occur outside of marked trails. Since Legal Access Insurance covers part of the professional fees charged by your lawyer, it's a...

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