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Common Law Issues The law regarding common law relationships is different than in cases of divorce. Discuss the issues that affect unmarried couples here.

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Old 03-20-2012, 10:31 PM
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My mother has been living with her common-law husband for almost 20 years and she has retire. Her husband is to retire in a few years but there is some health concerns. My mother is the beneficiary on all his work benefits but they don't have wills and I am concerned that if something happened to him that his family (his brother) would try to kick her out of their home, leaving her no where to go. Could you please advise how this works when there is no will?

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Old 03-20-2012, 10:37 PM
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Would it not just be best to get a will?
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Old 03-26-2012, 03:33 AM
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Would it not just be best to get a will?
Agreed! A will eliminates the concern.
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Old 03-26-2012, 07:21 AM
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get him to put her on the title to the house as joint tenants. That way when he dies his half automatically goes to her.
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