Calgary Common Law Separation

Calgary Common Law Separation Services

As a common law relationship in Alberta, there are a number of factors that contribute to your separation. A few of these factors include if you are dealing with property, children, and finances. Additionally, due to recent family law changes regarding property, couples who separate on or after January 1, 2020, are subject to these new changes. With the Family Property Act now in place, common law relationships that separated on or after January 1st, 2020, will have the same division rules and protections as married spouses. To better understand separating as a common law relationship, book a consultation with McNeill Family Law.

What to Consider When Separating as Common Law in Alberta:

  • When did you separate?
  • Do you have children together?
  • Do you own property together?
  • Your rights and protections as a common law relationship during a separation.


What’s Considered a Common Law Relationship in Alberta?

A common law relationship falls under as a “Adult Interdependent Partners” in Alberta. This can be defined as 2 people in a marriage-like relationship who have been living together for a continuous period of 3 years. If the couple have a child together or have entered into a an adult interdependent partner agreement is also a factor. Learn more about your rights as a common law partnership with a divorce lawyer: Book a Consultation.

Do I have the same rights as a married couple when it comes to separation?

When it comes to property division, as of January 1st, 2020, the Family Property Act will allow common law couples to have the same rules and protections as married spouses. To learn more, book a consultation with us.

Understand Common Law Separation

Separation of common law relationships can be confusing if you’re not sure where to proceed. Let’s talk. 

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Call 587-956-9300 or fill out the form below to book a consultation.

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