Family Law

Common-Law Relationships


Many individuals decide to live together without getting married, despite having a long-term relationship with each other.

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, the 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 rights to property and support on a relationship breakdown. Our lawyers at Paul Mitassov Law have advised many common law spouses and will ensure that you receive everything that you are entitled to.

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