entitled spouse

entitled spouse

in Scots family law, one of the subject of the regime established in relation to the protection of victims of domestic violence in the matrimonial home. An entitled spouse is generally the owner or tenant or other person entitled to live in a house. One of the major innovations of this law was to allow the non-entitled spouse to obtain an EXCLUSION ORDER against the other spouse.
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Beyond the absence of revenue-generation and work performance by the deceased co-owner, into your offices walks an entitled spouse, offspring, or distant relative sniffing for assets or ownership and stock value.
If an entitled spouse is between ages 62 and 65 when the worker dies and the spouse is not also entitled to a disability or retirement benefit, the spouse's benefits will automatically be converted to widow(er)'s benefits.