The Qualifications For Common Law And Conjugal Partners When Sponsoring A Spouse To Canada.

September 24, 2008 by  
Category: Sponsors

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To qualify as common-law partners you have to live together in a conjugal relationship for a period of 12 months preceding your application. A conjugal relationship means more than simply a sexual relationship. It means that you’ve made a commitment to each other to put your lives together and that includes mutual exclusivity of sexual […]

Cohabitation Agreements Among Older Common Law Couples

March 4, 2008 by  
Category: General

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Common law relationships are probably the fastest growing style of relationships in Canada. It’s very common for people to live together before marriage or instead of marriage, and now we’re seeing an increase in older common law couples too. These are typically people who have been married, they have had children and maybe their spouse […]

Misconceptions Of Common Law Relationships

March 4, 2008 by  
Category: General

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The definition of a common law couple is simply that two people are living together, in a marriage-like relationship. In most cases, it’s pretty easy to identify a common law relationship but there are more difficult situations. For example, it’s possible for a woman to be considered a common law wife even if she has […]

Do Common Law Spouses Have The Same Rights As Married Spouses If One Partner Dies Without A Will?

March 4, 2008 by  
Category: General

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No, a common law spouse does not have the same rights if their partner dies without a will. The married wife or husband has an automatic right to receive the first $200,000 of the assets of the deceased, plus a percentage in proportion to the number of children but this is not the case for […]

Child and Spousal Support With Common Law Separations

March 4, 2008 by  
Category: General, Separation

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Generally, married couples and common law couples that have separated are treated by the courts in the same way when it comes to spousal support. There might be a tendency to go a little bit lower in the amount of support order with the common law relationship than with married couples, but generally the same […]

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