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Living Together or Living Apart: Common-Law Relationships, Marriage, Separation, and Divorce

Explains the basics of BC family law: marriage/marriage-like relationships, separation, divorce, agreements, parenting, child/spousal support, property/debt, and where to get help. Includes a glossary of definitions (only English version updated in January 2019).

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January 2019 i Last date reviewed by a qualified expert to ensure content up-to-date. See "Tips" in Clicklaw content criteria (bottom of pageside menu) for details.

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separation, divorce, common-law relationship, marriage, custody, guardianship, access, child support, spousal support, dividing property, debt, cohabitation/marriage agreement