Common Law

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 the 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.


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.

Call us today for a free consultation, and let us help you get what you deserve!