Sunday, June 29, 2008

Taking a Look at Cohabitation in Canada

From reading the Real Estate Blog's Thinking of Living Common Law?. I think there some similarities (no, the house is not yours equally just by living there) but we also lack any notion of support for the common law spouse:

"Often, couples living common law will mistakenly believe that they have equal ownership of the family home. This is not the case. They will only have equal ownership if they are on title, have signed a cohabitation agreement that includes this provision, or a Court makes this determination. Upon a breakdown of this arrangement a spouse will only be entitled to support, not a division of the property."
Which lets me bring up an idea I have wanted to raise on this blog for some time: should Indiana bring back common law marriage?

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