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Common Law

Common Law New Brunswick

Posted May 27, 2020
Family Services Act Common-Law New Brunswick Canada Are you needing help with common law in New Brunswick? It would be better if Canadians knew that those in a common-law relationship have legal rights. In order to be legally married, you need to have gone through the formal marriage process. This means receiving the marriage certificate ...
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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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How Long To Common Law In Ontario?

Living In A Common-Law Relationship 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 have a ...

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