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Recently my common law spouse passed away without an updated will. The will was from 1987. Over the three years we were together I had lent him money for different things, do I have any recourse to have these loans paid back to me by the estate.
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What province are you in please?
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b.c
Lawyer: Debra, Lawyer replied 8 years ago
In BC common law spouses do not have property rights. I was hoping you could claim as a spouse but cannot.

You can make a claim to the estate for any monies owing to you.

As well, if you contributed to the value of any of the assets in your spouse's name you can make a claim for an interest in those assets. The contribution could be financial or through effort.

If you need further clarification let me know.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
I'm not claiming for property i'm claiming for money lent to pay off debt that was acquired before we meet . It was about 50,000.00
Lawyer: Debra, Lawyer replied 8 years ago
I understand that and you can claim any debts as I stated. I am just explaining that you may have a larger claim depending on the facts.
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