Archive for the ‘Spouse’ Category

Support, Divorce, and Insolvency

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

Even when a dependant’s entitlement to and need for support is clear, there simply may not be enough money in the estate to provide assistance. For this reason, the Succession Law Reform Act (“SLRA”) allows certain assets passing outside of the estate (often to a designated beneficiary) to be clawed ...

Which Comes First: Preferential Share or Mortgages?

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

The Succession Law Reform Act (“SLRA”) provides that if a married person dies intestate, the first $200,000 (called the “preferential share”) of the deceased’s net estate goes to the married spouse[i]. Any funds remaining after the payment of the preferential share is shared among the spouse and children. In Re Estate of Richard Lewis ...