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My husband left 25% of the matrimonial home in s will to s 2

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My husband left 25% of the matrimonial home in his will to his 2 children he left all our bank accountants joint with me as the beneficiary on them. I understand I should be getting half of the 25% share because I'm his wife. Also I deducted the funeral expenses from his 25%
The 25% share was assessed to be 174000 from which I deducted the 40000$ expenses for the funeral and took 65000$ for me and split the the other 65000 in 2 for the two children I was told by my lawyer this was lawful now that the children hired a lawyer and are disputing this my lawyer is saying it's not right what he did and is saying I'm not entitled to the 65000. Please let me know what is the truth in this matter
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Canada Law
Expert:  Debra replied 2 years ago.

What province is this please?

Was there a marriage contract?

How long were you married for?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
No marriage contract
14 years
When we purchased the home the deed showes as I'm 75% owner and him at 25%
Expert:  Debra replied 2 years ago.

I have one more question.

Are you on title as joint tenants or as tenants-in-common?