Thursday, May 24, 2012
Succession rights of common law partners and adult children
Posted by Lynne Butler
I just love it when I come across clear, easy-to-use legal materials! I've recently found just such a resource and I've added it to this page as a permanent link. It's a chart prepared by http://www.mcauleyfinancial.com/ that shows whether common law spouses have the same inheritance rights as married spouses, and if so, how long they have to live together to gain that status. It goes province by province so you can easily find what you're looking for. It also indicates on a second chart whether common law spouses and adult (non-handicapped) children can claim against an estate for more support. Click here to see the chart.