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Right Differences in Common Law vs Marriage in Canada

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It’s a common misconception that the same rules that apply to married spouses also apply to common-law partners. However, in Quebec, the legal reality surrounding the rights of unmarried couples differs significantly from that of married or civil union couples. Among the major distinctions between common-law and married spouses, aspects such as family patrimony, alimony… Continue reading Right Differences in Common Law vs Marriage in Canada

Family Assets Exclusions and Inclusions

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First of all, the family patrimony, as provided by article 414 of the Civil Code of Québec (hereinafter C.C.Q.),[1] is constituted as soon as the marriage or civil union is celebrated, without any particular intervention on the part of the spouses. It should therefore be noted that the provisions of the C.C.Q. relating to family… Continue reading Family Assets Exclusions and Inclusions