Father & common law partner die. messy will situation.

Father died in July. His common law partner of 30 years died in September. Each named the other as beneficiary in their wills. The common law partner verbally told my sister that she would leave everything to us as per my dad's wishes, but did not change her will after my father died. The common law partner has no living relatives. There also was no executor named but my sister has been helping the common law partner with daily tasks, etc. Questions: 1. can my sister become the executor/trustee? 2. will my sister and I expect to receive the proceeds from the estate?

Asked 8 months ago in Ontario
Categories: Wills, Estates, Trusts

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Noah Kochman

Answer by Noah Kochman

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There is a bit of a complicated answer to this. Feel free to contact me at noah@kochmanlaw.ca or bdonovan@donovankochman.com

Posted 8 months ago

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