Legal Common Law

Common Law and Marriage: Know the Legal Differences

Suzana Popovic-Montag | Posted 04.22.2013 | Canada Living
Suzana Popovic-Montag

People are choosing to live together in common law relationships in ever greater numbers. Although these relationships very much resemble legal marriages in day-to-day life, the law does not treat them quite the same way. When one spouse dies, the surviving partner can be left in a vulnerable position if proper planning is not in place.