Focus On
NEW In-House Counsel | Insurance | Intellectual Property | Immigration | Natural Resources | Real Estate | Tax

Polyamorous relationships might be the next frontier for family lawyers | John-Paul Boyd

Thursday, September 07, 2017 @ 9:20 AM | By John-Paul Boyd

The Canadian idea of family has evolved at a breakneck pace in the last 40 years. Unmarried couples who live together and have children are now utterly unremarkable, as are couples in married and unmarried same-sex relationships, who may also have children.

Marriage is no longer perceived as permanent, limited to opposite-sex pairs, the exclusive milieu for reproduction, or the only recognized family entailing legally enforceable rights and obligations. Among some Canadians — mainly but not exclusively younger adults — a rejection of monogamy is giving...