Common Law Separation Rights in Ontario

Sep 28, 2023

In today's modern society, common law relationships have become increasingly common. However, many individuals are still unclear about their rights and obligations when it comes to common law separation in Ontario. At Borden Family Law, we specialize in providing expert legal services to individuals facing common law separation and aim to guide our clients through the legal process with personalized care and attention.

Understanding Common Law Relationships

Before delving into the specifics of common law separation rights in Ontario, it's essential to understand what constitutes a common law relationship. In Ontario, a couple is considered to be in a common law relationship if they have been living together for a continuous period of at least three years or if they have a child together and are in a relationship of some permanence.

Property Division:

One of the most significant concerns during a common law separation is the division of shared property. While married couples have clear guidelines under the Family Law Act, the rules concerning property division for common law couples can be more complex. At Borden Family Law, our experienced lawyers can provide you with expert advice regarding property rights and help you navigate through the legal intricacies of dividing assets, including real estate, pension plans, investments, and personal belongings.

Dividing property in a common law separation involves determining the ownership and contributions made by each party during the relationship. Our team of legal professionals can assist you in identifying and protecting your rights to ensure a fair and equitable distribution of assets.

Child Custody and Support:

When a common law relationship involves children, the well-being and best interests of the children must always be prioritized. Borden Family Law understands the complexities involved in determining custody, access, and child support for common law parents. Our lawyers will work diligently to help you establish a parenting plan that fosters a positive co-parenting relationship and ensures the welfare of your children.

We will guide you through the intricacies of child support, ensuring that the financial needs of your children are met. Our team is well-versed in the Child Support Guidelines and can offer expert advice and representation to help you navigate this sensitive aspect of common law separation.

Spousal Support:

Spousal support, also known as alimony, may be awarded to one partner in a common law relationship, depending on various factors such as the length of the relationship, the financial circumstances of each party, and the roles each partner played during the relationship. At Borden Family Law, our skilled lawyers can assess your eligibility for spousal support and advocate on your behalf to secure a fair outcome that reflects your specific circumstances.

We understand that spousal support is a critical issue for many individuals undergoing common law separation, and we are committed to providing compassionate and result-oriented legal representation to address your needs effectively.

Legal Support Tailored to Your Needs:

At Borden Family Law, we recognize that no two common law separations are alike. Our team of dedicated professionals will listen to your individual situation, provide you with a thorough understanding of your rights, and develop a customized legal strategy to achieve the best possible outcome in your case.

Whether you require assistance with property division, child custody, or spousal support, our lawyers have the knowledge and expertise to guide you every step of the way. We are committed to ensuring your rights are protected, and your unique needs are met during this challenging period.

Contact Borden Family Law Today

If you are navigating the complexities of common law separation in Ontario and require expert legal guidance, contact Borden Family Law today. Our experienced lawyers are ready to provide you with the support and representation you need to protect your interests and secure your future.

With our comprehensive understanding of common law separation rights in Ontario and our dedication to client satisfaction, we are confident in our ability to help you achieve a favorable resolution. Trust Borden Family Law to be your partner through this challenging legal process. Call us now to schedule a consultation.

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Ben Mallis
Interesting! I wasn't aware of the specific details regarding common-law separation rights in Ontario. Thanks for the guidance! 😊
Nov 8, 2023
Sherise Hopkins
Spousal support info: Check out Borden Family Law for guidance! 😊
Nov 8, 2023
Dorinda Anderson
More info about spousal support? 😊
Oct 28, 2023
Margaret Yackulics
Great read! 😊 Would love to know more about spousal support.
Oct 22, 2023
Florina Foslui
Very informative! 👍
Oct 19, 2023
Dorothy W
Helpful information. Thanks!
Oct 14, 2023
Mark Seiden
Insightful read! Important to understand Ontario's common law rights.
Oct 7, 2023
Sergey Marunich
Interesting article! 😊 It's crucial to know your rights in common law separation.
Oct 4, 2023