Navigating Common-Law Status Under the Family Property Act
The Saskatchewan Family Property Act provides clarity on common-law relationships, dispelling confusion and misinformation. According to the Act, individuals are considered common-law spouses if they have cohabitated for a period of two years.
Common law lawyers specialize in safeguarding your family law rights within common-law relationships. In the current legal landscape, common-law spouses enjoy rights equivalent to those of married couples under the Family Property Act. Our lawyers offer guidance on matters such as child support, spousal support, property or debt division, and child custody.
Upon being recognized as common-law under the Family Property Act, couples inherit the same rights and obligations as their married counterparts. These include:● Right to spousal support or alimony● Right to child support● Right to child custody● Right to property● Obligation for family debt
For those in a relationship without the intent of being labelled common law, there is an option to enter into an agreement with their partner, choosing to opt out of the common-law designation. Accord Attorneys can provide guidance on establishing such agreements to suit your preferences.
Accord Attorneys is your ally in navigating the complexities of common-law relationships in Regina, Saskatchewan. Whether you seek legal advice or aim to solidify your legal standing within a common-law partnership, our team is ready to assist. Contact us today for expert guidance tailored to your unique circumstances.
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