In Ontario, while a person may provide in a Will as to who would be the beneficiaries of his or her estate, there are limits on that right. A person has an obligation to ensure that there are adequate provisions for the support of his or her dependents. If such provision is not made then a dependent may commence an Application against the deceased. Such a dependant may include a spouse, or common-law spouse, same sex partner, parent, child or sibling of the deceased to whom the deceased was providing support or was under a legal obligation to provide support immediately before his or her death.
How Can We Help You?
If you are a dependant and have been left on death of spouse, parent, child or sibling without being adequately provided for then we can act on your behalf to protect your legal rights.