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We were never married what happens when we split up?

Written by: HHLaw (View All Posts ) Published: November 10, 2022
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If you have been living with your partner for more than 2 years, you are common law spouses under the Family Law Act. That means that you have rights and obligations to your spouse in the same way as if you were married.   Property will be divided in accordance with the Act and there may be spousal support aka alimony obligations.

If you have not been living together for 2 years then you are not spouses under the Family Law Act.