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Common Law Separations: Rights & Obligations [video]


  1. The Arrival of the Toothbrush
  2. Definition of Spouse
  3. The Main Similarities to Marriage
  4. How Common Law Couples are Different than Married Couples
  5. Child Support
  6. Spousal Support
  7. Property
  8. Joint Family Venture
  9. Parenting Rights & Responsibilities
  10. When Common Law Couples Separate
  11. Limitation Periods for Common Law Partners

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Russell Alexander

Russell Alexander is the founder of Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers and is the firm’s senior partner. At Russell Alexander, our focus is exclusively family law, offering pre-separation legal advice and assisting clients with family related issues, including: custody and access, separation agreements, child and spousal support, division of family property, paternity disputes, and enforcement of court orders. We have locations in Toronto, Markham, Whitby (Brooklin), Oshawa, Concord, Lindsay, and Peterborough.

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