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Are We Common-Law Partners?

Marriage doesn’t hold the same significance that it used to. In fact, last year more than half of Canadians surveyed in an Angus Reid Institute poll said that getting married was “not that […]

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How long should we live together, to be common law in Ontario?

Common-law relationships are those that don’t involve any sort of formal marriage ceremony. They are established once you and your partner having been living together (or cohabiting) for a length of time. If […]

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Things You Can’t Leave Out Of Your Cohab Agreement If You’ve Already Been Divorced

We’ve recently written about the importance of having a comprehensive cohabitation agreement, especially if you’ve been through a divorce and are now living with, or about to move in with a new partner. […]

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The Biggest Mistake Mature Couples Make When Their Relationship Gets Serious

With age comes wisdom, and if you’re starting a new relationship in your 40s, 50s or even 60s, you probably have a clear idea about what you need from your partner, and what […]

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Moving In Together? Consider These Points Before You Take The Next Big Step

Common law relationships are nothing new, but it appears that more unmarried couples are making the decision to move in together. According to Statistics Canada, 394,670 common law couples resided in Ontario in […]

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Rights And Obligations For Common Law Couples In Ontario

Common law relationships are on the rise in Canada, however many couples are unfamiliar with the legal rights and responsibilities they have with respect to one another should the relationship break down. In […]

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