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Polyamorous Relationships and Family Law in Canada

Polyamorous Relationships and Family Law in Canada

This paper presents the early findings of a new study on perceptions of polyamory in Canada and explores how the domestic relations legislation of Canada’s common law provinces do and do not address the legal issues arising when one or more persons enter or exit a polyamorous relationship.

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Polyamory, common-law relationship, family law agreements, dividing debt & property, dividing property and debts, spousal support, child support, relationship agreement, research study.