Death & Dower: How Dower and a Family Maintenance and Support Claim Interact

Dower is a property right that vests upon the death of the owning spouse. Frequently, dower rights are coming into play during a family maintenance and support claim.  This paper looks at how dower is valued and how it interacts with a family maintenance and support claim.

This paper is the subject of a presentation to the CBA Wills, Estates, and Trusts Alberta North Section on 12 March 2019.