Thank you for your response.
If there was no will and they did not hold each other out in public as husband and wife such to qualify as common law spouses, he legally is not entitled to anything other than a share of whatever his name is on. Thus, if his name is XXXXX XXXXX the house, he has no legal right in probate
to the house, same with bank accounts or personal property. The personal property in the house he wants he has to prove is his property.
Unless he can prove they were common law spouses, he is entitled to nothing just for living as boyfriend and girlfriend. If he proves he was a common law spouse, then he would be entitled to 1/2 of her estate and the children of the deceased would get the other 1/2 share and if there were no children or grandchildren, then the siblings would take the 1/2 share.
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