Just A Minute -Podcast Episode 1: Are You In A Common Law Relationship?

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[00:10] Welcome to the first episode of Landmark Law's new podcast series "Just A Minute". This episode was presented by Abi on October 25th, 2022 to help educate our listeners on various legal scenarios.

[00:22] BELL CHIME

[00:25] Are you in a common law relationship? Please note that common law partners are not afforded the same legal rights as married couples under Estate legislation or Family Law. Under Estate legislation, if a partner passes away without a will, a married spouse may be entitled to a preferential share. Under Family Law, a married spouse is entitled to equalization of Net family property. A common law partner would not have the same rights. Accordingly, it is prudent to prepare a cohabitation agreement to document your financial and living arrangements and will to protect your loved ones. If you are a common law partner, please visit landmarklaw.ca To get started with your cohabitation agreement or will.