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The rights a common law partner has against estate of a deceased partner

Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 9:22 AM | By Lisa Laredo

An important aspect of the division of property or to support are the rights of an unmarried person who is in a conjugal relationship.

The law in Ontario, as set out in the Family Law Act, has a basic definition of spouse and an extended definition. The basic definition defines a spouse as a person married to another person. The extended definition builds upon the basic definition by including either of two people who are not married to each other and have cohabited (i) continuously for...