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Alberta law group urges policy shift on property division for common law couples

Monday, October 02, 2017 @ 3:36 PM | By Amanda Jerome

Common law couples have been on the rise across Canada and the issues they face during separation are cause for concern for the Alberta Law Reform Institute (ALRI).

Laura Buckingham, Alberta Law Reform Institute “We believe that there’s an access to justice issue here. That there’s a lack of access to justice for common law partners. And that’s something that we’ve examined further in our research since we took on the project,” said Laura Buckingham, lead counsel on the property division for cohabitants project led by the...