Common-law spouses enjoy the same spousal support rights as married couples under the Family Law Act (Ontario) if they’ve lived together continuously for more than three years or had a child together.
But in Ontario, common-law spouses don’t enjoy the same property rights as their married counterparts.
And if you fail to advise clients of how the law handles separation for common-law couples, they could face nightmarish legal battles lasting years and costing tens of thousands of dollars.
But this War-of-the-Roses scenario is avoidable. Sigue leyendo