Predatory marriage

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Predatory marriage is the practice of marrying an elderly person exclusively for the purpose of gaining access to their estate upon their death.[1] While the requirements for mental capacity to make a valid will are high, in most jurisdictions the requirements for entering into a valid marriage are much lower; even a person suffering dementia may enter into marriage. In many jurisdictions, a marriage arrangement will invalidate any previous will left by the person, resulting in the spouse inheriting the estate.[1]

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  1. ^ a b What You Need To Know About Predatory Marriages, Huffington Post Canada, 30 May 2017