This report discusses potential changes to the Dower Act and the Matrimonial Property Act. The Dower Act was created with the intent of supporting widows after the death of their husbands, by providing them with ownership, for the remainder of their lives, of the matrimonial home. This report investigates ways in which that intended support can be continued, given modern complexities. The report also considers situations in which, after a divorce or separation, a spouse can obtain occupation of the matrimonial home, regardless of the name on the title. The report makes several suggestions regarding modifications to these statutes that will support the values mentioned above and also provides an analysis of the complexities that may make these changes necessary.