My Mother passed away after living common law for thirty years. Her common law and her lived in a home that was paid for. Are we entitled to anything? We have not been acknowledged since the passing, only asked to remove our Mothers personal belongings. Very hurtful after all this time.
Province/Territory relating to question: Alberta
I am sorry for your loss.
Did your mother have a Will?
Did they hold title to the house as joint tenants?
If her name was not on title then she has no interest in that house.Common law spouses do not have property rights in Alberta.So perhaps she has no assets aside from her personal belongings?Did she have investments?
So I think that's why there is nothing in the Will except that which relates to the personal belongings.
It seems that he was the one who owned the assets.
If she has no estate except for her belongings then that's her whole estate.
It seems like she had nothing as he kept it all in his name.
I assume that was OK with her.
I am sorry about that.
But I think she did or her Will would have addressed her assets.
But maybe he will do the right thing when he dies.
You could be in his Will.
It would seem to me that this is what he would do.
He would have left his estate to her but if she dies first he likely will give it to you.
But that would not mean he would do it now.
It would be when he dies.
Don't you think that may be what is going to happen?
Maybe he is just so sad right now.
He may become warmer again with time.
You are welcome.
I am sorry this is such a hard and sad time for you.
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