Common Law

Understanding Common-Law Relationships in Quebec

Quebec Common Law Relationships Do you want to learn about Quebec Common Law and how it affects you? This information is provided as information only, as our law firm does not operate in Quebec. As such, please do not contact our law firm with questions about Quebec family law. Please contact a lawyer in Quebec ...
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Why A Henson Trust Could Matter For Your Family

Why A Henson Trust Could Matter For Your Family

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, 2019 SCC 4, released Jan. 25, determined a Henson trust cannot be used to exclude beneficiaries from social benefits, ...
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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

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 share the same rights and privileges enjoyed by married couples. This is provided ...
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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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Can You Have Two Spouses At The Same Time?

Can You Have Two Spouses At The Same Time? Is it possible to have two spouses at the same time? We’re not talking about issues related to bigamy or polygamy. Did you know, that under Canadian law, it is possible to have two spouses at the same time? This article outlines how some individuals find ...
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