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When Your Common-Law Spouse Dies

When Your Common-Law Spouse Dies

Learn your rights, and what you’re entitled to, if your common-law spouse dies. Learn what happens if your spouse left a will, if they didn’t, and if you had children.

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People's Law School
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last reviewed
August 2017 i Last date reviewed by a qualified expert to ensure content up-to-date. See "Tips" in Clicklaw content criteria (bottom of pageside menu) for details.
resource type
common-law relationship, death of a partner, Canada Pension Plan (CPP), inheritance, dying without a will, custody guardianship, access, guardianship of children, Dial-A-Law