The Civil Code of Quebec (CCQ) provides all the general rules, rights and obligations among people with a residence, domicile or some other legal connection to the province of Québec.

The CCQ treats everything from property rights, last wills and testaments, civil liability and all kinds of different civil contracts (e.g. insurance, transport, loans, etc).

In the context of family law, the CCQ applies to matters accessory to divorce, such as custody, alimentary pension (spousal and child support), parental authority, the right of the child to be heard, the best interests of the child, succession, family patrimony, marriage contracts, matrimonial regimes, compensatory allowance, etc.