Common-Law Relationship

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Common-Law Relationship is defined by Ontario’s Family Law

  • Two Individuals who have lived together for 3 years but are not married to each other
  • Two Individuals who are in a permanent relationship and are parents of a Child

Common-Law couples don’t share the property like married couples as there is no Legal Characterization of “Matrimonial Home”. Moreover, common-law spouses have no right to share the value of other spouse property if there is no agreement established in place

How one is qualified for a Common Law Relationship

The Judge will consider certain factors in order to qualify an individual to be in a Common Law Relationship

  • Do the unmarried couple have children together?
  • Does the unmarried couple reside together?
  • Does the unmarried couple support each other financially?
  • Does the unmarried couple share an intimate relationship?

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