Common Law Relationship (Adult Interdependent Relationship)
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Common law relationship separations are different from those of married couples. A common law relationship in the Province of Alberta is known as an “Adult Interdependent Relationship” and is governed by the Adult Interdependent Relationship Act. This Act states that parties must cohabit for three years, among other factors, to be considered codependent. Furthermore, the law determining whether you are in a “common law” relationship differs depending on the agency reviewing your status. For example, Canada Revenue Agency has a different time requirement of cohabitation to determine common law status.
Our lawyers at Eryn B. Logie Family Law can help guide you through what can seem like an ambiguous process and make a claim for property accrued during the course of the relationship on your behalf. Call us today at 587-440-3070.