Common Law Separation Rights in Ontario

Oct 10, 2023

Welcome to Borden Family Law, a trusted law firm specializing in serving clients in Ontario. Our team of highly skilled lawyers provide comprehensive legal services for individuals seeking assistance with common law separation rights in Ontario. With years of experience and a deep understanding of the legal complexities surrounding common law relationships, we are here to guide you through the process and protect your rights.

Understanding Common Law in Ontario

Common law relationships, also known as de facto relationships, refer to partnerships where couples live together without being married. Despite not having a formal marriage certificate, common law partners in Ontario may still have legal rights and obligations that need to be addressed in case of separation.

In Ontario, the law treats common law relationships similarly to marriages in terms of property division, spousal support, and child custody. However, it is crucial to understand that the rights and obligations may vary depending on the duration of the relationship, financial contributions, and other factors.

Property Division in Common Law Separation

During a common law separation in Ontario, the division of property can be a complex and sensitive matter. The principles of property division are based on the concept of "unjust enrichment" and "resulting trust."

In simple terms, if one partner has made significant financial contributions to the acquisition of property, the law recognizes their entitlement to a share of that property. However, it is important to note that this may not apply to every case, as individual circumstances can vary.

At Borden Family Law, our experienced lawyers will thoroughly assess your situation, verify your contributions, and work diligently to protect your rights during property division negotiations.

Spousal Support in Common Law Separation

Similar to married couples, common law partners may be entitled to spousal support upon separation. The determination of spousal support depends on various factors such as the length of the relationship, the income and earning potential of each partner, and the roles played during the relationship.

Our dedicated legal team at Borden Family Law understands the complexity surrounding spousal support and will provide you with expert guidance tailored to your unique circumstances. We will work tirelessly to ensure a fair and reasonable outcome when it comes to spousal support negotiations or litigation.

Child Custody and Support

Child custody and support issues can be emotionally challenging for both married and common law couples. In Ontario, the rights and responsibilities of parents are determined based on the best interests of the child.

Our skilled lawyers have extensive experience in handling child custody and support cases, including those involving common law relationships. We prioritize the well-being of your children and strive to secure the most favorable arrangement that protects their rights and ensures their healthy development.

Working with Borden Family Law

Choosing the right legal representation is vital when dealing with common law separation rights in Ontario. At Borden Family Law, we pride ourselves on our commitment to our clients, providing them with the highest quality legal services.

Our team of dedicated lawyers will listen to your specific needs, guide you through the legal process, and advocate for your best interests at every step. We understand the emotional and financial impact of separation, and we are here to support you with compassion, expertise, and discretion.

Contact Borden Family Law Today

Don't navigate the complexities of common law separation rights alone. Contact Borden Family Law today to schedule a consultation with one of our knowledgeable lawyers. We are ready to assist you in protecting your rights and achieving a favorable resolution.

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Lisa Ong
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Nov 10, 2023
Anthony Burke
Great resource for understanding common law separation rights! 💼
Nov 8, 2023
Informative! 👍👌
Nov 1, 2023
This article is incredibly informative.
Oct 22, 2023
Evan Skopp
That's great! 🙌 Ontario common law rights can be complex, so this article is super helpful.
Oct 19, 2023
Haizul Faszley
Thanks for sharing! 🙌
Oct 14, 2023
Erin Reilly
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Oct 12, 2023