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FROM ADVOCATE DAILY: Lawyers play key role in helping common law spouses with wills

Helping common law couples with Wills requires good communication all around

From AdvocateDaily this week:

When it comes to drafting a will and estate plan, common law couples can bring unique challenges to the table, Ottawa family law and estate lawyer Timothy N. Sullivan writes in The Lawyer’s Daily.

 

Sullivan, principal of SullivanLaw, says the number of common law couples in Canada has grown in the last 10 years and many people in these relationships are surprised to learn that when one spouse dies intestate, they are not accorded the same rights as if they were married.

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