Family Law

Common-Law Relationships


Many individuals decide to live together without getting married, despite having a long-term relationship with each other. Despite not being married, these couples are still subject to some parts of family law.

Under Ontario law,

A childless couple is considered to be in a common law relationship if they have lived together for three years.

If the couple has a child, common law status is obtained after "a relationship of some permanence", usually considered to be about one year.

Our family legal professionals can clear up all your common-law relationship troubles

Although common law spouses do not have the same rights as married couples, they still have some claims to property and support on relationship breakdown. Our firm has advised many common law spouses and will ensure that you receive everything that you are entitled to.

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