Polyamory is a hot topic these days. Societal expectations for relationships seem to be becoming more permissive, and with television shows like “Big Love”, and major news networks publishing polyamory “explainers” (https://globalnews.ca/news/4320857/what-is-polyamory/), polyamory appears to be working its way [...read full post]
Categorized: Common Law, Divorce, Family Law, Finances, Maintenance, Procedure, Property Division, Same Sex Issues, Separation, Spousal Support.
Having a Will is important no what matter your circumstances are. However, when you are going through a separation from a spouse, it can be more important than ever to ensure that you have an updated Will that properly reflects [...read full post]
Categorized: Common Law, Estate Planning.
The terms “prenuptial agreement,” “cohabitation agreement,” and “marriage agreement” all refer to a similar type of agreement, an agreement that sets out the rights and responsibilities of spouses if they separate at some point in the future. There are many [...read full post]
Categorized: Agreements, Alberta, British Columbia, Common Law, Contracts, Edmonton, Family Law, Finances, Income, Ontario, Property Division.
What does it mean to be a “common-law spouse”?
More than ever couples are living together before marriage, and after a certain period of time, we tend to say that they are “common-law spouses”. But what does it mean to [...read full post]
Categorized: Common Law, Family Law, Separation.
Sometimes a new idea comes along which reaffirms our faith in what we already have.
A company has been formed in California with the sole purpose of financing divorce litigation. The firm justifies itself by suggesting that spouses of the [...read full post]
Categorized: Case Analysis, Common Law, Finances.