A Common Law Spouse Property Rights When A Common Law Partner Dies Without A Will

December 22, 2008 by  
Category: Wills

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Common law partners do not have nearly the same rights to estates and properties as married spouses do. If the surviving common law partner owned the home as a joint tenant with right to survivorship, then he or she would obviously get an interest in the house. But if the surviving common law partner was […]

Why It Is Important That People In A Common Law Relationship Have Wills To Protect Their Rights To Property And To Provide For Their Children

December 19, 2008 by  
Category: Wills

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If someone is living in a common law situation, it’s imperative to have an up-to-date will and an estate plan to protect the rights of the surviving spouse. Sometimes a client says, “Well, it’s a very small estate, and it’s all going to my spouse.” But people don’t understand that it’s not a marriage situation, […]