Common Law Property Issues
If your common law relationship is coming to an end, you may be confused about the legal ramifications. Your current knowledge may be a mix of hearsay and the parts of marriage laws you think may apply to common law. We’re here to make sense of it all.
If you live in a common law relationship, you do not have the same legal rights to sharing and dividing assets as a married couple. You do have similar rights to child support, spousal support and child custody. Property, however, is viewed quite differently.
Things can become complicated when it comes to a common law couple parting ways. This is particularly true when they both had a financial claim in property, home, or business. It becomes a matter of each party trying to prove what they have invested. In a perfect world, determining who owns or has the right to certain property would be straightforward. In common law relationships, however, it’s seldom so simple.
This is when you need to speak with a family lawyer to discuss your situation and options. We have a proven record of cases dealing with property issues for common law couples, and working towards favourable outcomes for our clients.
We’ve seen cases where both parties almost refuse to work with one another after a volatile separation. Our staff of seasoned family lawyers are able to connect with our clients and reach an amicable settlement.
If you need a family lawyer and want to talk about your property issues from a common law relationship, don’t hesitate to contact any of our offices in Burlington, Oakville, Milton and Mississauga.