LEGAL QUIZ

See how many questions you get correct. The answers may surprise you!

1. If a spouse dies without a will, the surviving spouse automatically receives the entire estate of the deceased spouse.
True
False

2. A person must provide that on his or her death a portion of the estate will go to the surviving spouse.
True
False

3. Without a Power of Attorney, even if a family member applies, the government will look after a person's personal and financial affairs if that person becomes mentally incompetent.
True
False

4. If one becomes mentally incompetent an assessment by a government appointed assessor must take place before the Personal Care Power of Attorney is valid.
True
False

5. On marriage breakdown each spouse is automatically entitled to 50% of all assets.
True
False

6. On marriage breakdown a spouse may be responsible to pay child support for the other spouse's children even though he or she is not the natural parent.
True
False

7. A parent with custody may automatically be entitled to move to another city with the children.
True
False

8. After living together for three years a person obtains the same rights as a married spouse.
True
False

9. If a spouse inherits money and spends it on a car and later separates, the amount they inherited does not have to be shared with their spouse.
True
False

10. When a property is registered in two people's names, it means that both parties hold the property as joint tenants and therefore, if one dies the other party obtains the property by right of survivorship.
True
False