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Dealing with an estate

Issues arising when someone dies.

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Your duties as executor

Your duties as executor

As an executor, you’re in charge of looking after the will-maker’s affairs after they pass away. Before you accept to act as an executor, you should understand an executor’s duties.

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When someone dies without a will

When someone dies without a will

If someone dies without a will, they’re said to have died “intestate." The law says how their property will get distributed, and who has the right to “administer” their affairs.

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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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