Common Law

Common Law Legal Opinion Letter | Family Lawyers

Opinion Letter From A Lawyer Are you looking for a common law legal opinion letter? People call and message family lawyers in BC and Ontario all the time asking if they are common law. Obviously, law firms are businesses with costs and are not free legal help hotlines. Further, common law is complex and requires ...
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Why A Henson Trust Matters

Why A Henson Trust Matters

Why A Henson Trust Could Matter For Your Family What is a Henson trust? A recent Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) decision offers relief for parents and adults with disabilities. SA v Metro Vancouver Housing Corp was a previous case. It determined a Henson trust cannot be used to exclude beneficiaries from social benefits. This ...
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What to Do With a Will After a Death?

What to Do With a Will After a Death?

Posted March 8, 2019
What to Do With a Will After a Death? Your common law spouse of four years, Ben, has died at work from a massive stroke. What to do with a will after a death? Neither of you saw it coming. You lifted weights together every morning. How could this happen? You’re still grieving when his ex-wife ...
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Understanding Common-Law Relationships in BC | Family Lawyers

Understanding Common-Law Relationships in BC Legal issues for people in common-law relationships in BC can be complicated. The status granted to couples living together outside of a traditional marriage differs from one province to another. British Columbia couples living together share the same rights and privileges enjoyed by married couples. This is provided they have ...
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How Long To Common Law In Ontario?

How Long To Common Law In Ontario Our family lawyers often get asked how long it takes to be considered Common Law In Ontario. Most people hear that it is either two or three years of living together before they have the same legal status as a married couple. Most people think that if they ...

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