My sister was in a common law relationship, in Windsor, Ontario. Her common-law husband owned the house. They lived together for 9yrs. He was not working for the last four and a half years with my sister being the sole moneymaker. He just died two days ago. Funeral is tomorrow. It now appears that there was no will. There is a 22yr old daughter from his previous marriage. His ex-Wife is deceased. How long will my sister be given to vacate the house. Does she have any rights to any of the property, including furniture? She signed for all the funeral expenses, including burial plot two days ago. Can she go after the estate for those costs? Aside from aquiring a lawyer, what should be her next step? Thanks for your time...majorly appreciated!! Bill
Can she go after the estate for funeral expenses, now that she needs every cent of her cash for living expenses.