Common-Law Relationships Regina
FAMILY PROPERTY ACT DEFINES COMMON LAW OR MARRIAGE LIKE RELATIONSHIPS
The confusion around common-law spouses is vast and can lead to a lot of misinformation. Under the Saskatchewan Family Property Act, you are considered common-law if you have lived together for two years.
WHO ARE COMMON LAW LAWYERS?
Common law lawyers are attorneys who will defend your family law rights if you are in a common-law relationship. Today, common-law spouses have the same rights as married spouses under the Family Property Act. A common law lawyer will advise you as best they can when it comes to child support, spousal support, property or debt division, and child custody.
IF YOU ARE FOUND TO BE COMMON LAW,
If you are considered common-law under the Family Property Act, you will have the same rights and obligations as married couples. This includes:
-Right to spousal support or alimony;
-Right to child support;
-Right to child custody;
-Right to property; and
-Obligation for family debt.
If you are in a relationship but have no intention of being called common law, you may enter an agreement with your partner and opt-out of being referred to as common law.