Without A Will There’s Only The Hard Way For Common Law Spouses To Inherit

According to a survey by Lawyers’ Professional Indemnity Co. (LawPRO), approximately 56 percent of Canadians don’t have wills. The lack of a will can make it very difficult for common law spouses to inherit money and property left behind by the decedent. Here’s how intestacy laws affect you and what you can do to claim what’s rightfully yours after your spouse passes away. Intestacy Laws in Canada When a person dies without a will, the court will split up his or her property and money according to the laws outlined in...

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