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Getting pre-retirement death benefits when left out of the will

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 @ 8:34 AM | By Richard Worsfold and Reshma Kishnani

At a time when mourning is already the prevailing emotion, it is not uncommon for clients to find out in the face of the death of their loved one that they have not been provided for in the deceased’s will or considered with respect to the deceased’s assets that pass outside the estate. Fortunately, the Succession Law Reform Act (SLRA) provides a statutory mechanism for a dependant to commence a dependant’s relief claim against the deceased’s estate and assets that pass outside the estate, for support...