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My partner and I are common law. Do I have the same rights as a married person?

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Many women in common-law relationships believe they have exactly the same legal rights as women who are married. While there are many commonalities, there are some important differences, especially with respect to the way in which property is divided if

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FAQ: Married and common-law and the matrimonial home

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In the coming months, Luke’s Place answers Frequently Asked Questions from legal advocates and service providers supporting women who have experienced violence and are involved in the family law court process. This is the first in the series. Question: What

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When family property does not have to be divided equally

The Family Law Act sets out the regime by which property is divided when a married couple separates. Because marriage is considered a partnership, with each person bringing equal but different contributions to that partnership, the property they accumulate during

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