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Top 10 Things to Know About Your Domestic Partnership

Top 10 Things to Know About Domestic Partnerships

Living together is a common step for couples to take. After all, once you’re spending most of your time together, […]

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Common Myths About Common Law: Creating a Cohabitation Agreement in Ontario

Creating a Cohabitation or Common-Law Partnership Agreement in Canada

Not every partnership turns into a marriage. There are plenty of couples who, for a variety of reasons, choose to […]

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Is Common-law Marriage a Myth or Reality in Ontario? - Galbraith Family Law

Debunking the Misconceptions of Common-law Marriage in Ontario

Common-law marriage is a subject of seriousness and jokes and a term that is thrown about social circles with casual […]

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Happy couple drinking coffee while the woman is laying on her boyfriend's lap

Understanding Canada’s Common Law Rules and Human Rights

If you’re a believer in love without marriage, you may eventually tread the nebulous legal landscape of common-law unions. The […]

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the ugly and confusing fallout from common law break ups

Common Law Breakups: Everything You Need to Know

Who needs marriage when you’re already in a rock-solid long-term relationship? When you split up after living together for years […]

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Couple moving in together and discussing how they will manage and work together

Living Together: 5 considerations to protect yourself

In Ontario, you are usually considered common-law if you’ve lived together for 3 years or as soon as you have […]

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