Common Law Relationships: Your Income, Support, and Property Rights

This script explains your income, financial support and property rights in a common-law relationship, including your rights to social assistance, pension plan benefits, employment insurance benefits, medical coverage, the responsibility for debts and your right to financial support if you separate.

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produced by
The Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch (CBABC)
produced in
2014
last reviewed
January 2014 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.
 

Also available in:

Chinese (simplified) (PDF)
Mandarin (audio/podcast)


resource type
basics
tags
common-law relationship, income assistance, employment insurance (EI), old age security pension (OAS), medical plan, loans, separation, spousal support, dividing property, property rights, constructive trust, Dial-A-Law
other formats
audio/podcast