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Shulman & Partners' Guide To Common-Law Relationships

Common-law relationships have never been more prevalent, and continue to be on the rise. The goal of this guide is to educate you about common-law relationships in Ontario. Many people are unaware of the rights and obligations that common-law couples have, and we aim to bring some clarity to this area of family law.

Our FREE Guide Includes:

  • What Is A Common-Law Relationship?
  • Difference Between Marriage and Common-Law
  • Cohabitation Agreements
  • Ending A Common-Law Relationship
  • Separation Agreements and More

To be considered common-law in Ontario, you are not required to sign any contracts, or participate in any ceremonies, but there are certain requirements that must be met. Download our guide for more information.


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Gain Clarity and Confidence

In Ontario, there are legal tests you must meet in order to be considered common-law for the purpose of asserting rights to spousal support, child support or property division. Our Guide to Common-Law Relationships will give you clarity on this subject and more.

  1. What Is A Common-Law Relationship?
  2. The Difference Between Being Married and Being Common-Law
  3. How To Determine If You Are In A Common-Law Relationship
  4. Cohabitation Agreements
  5. Ending A Common-Law Relationship
  6. Separation Agreements
  7. Child Support
  8. Spousal Support
  9. Dividing Property