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What are the differences between married and common-law spouses when it comes to the matrimonial home and other property?

Married spouses have legal rights and responsibilities with respect to dividing property that are not available to common-law spouses. This resource lists family property that must be divided upon marriage breakdown, and explains how to determine what property common-law spouses can take from the relationship upon breakdown.

This is one of a series of Frequently Asked Questions produced by Luke's Place.

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Luke's Place
Produced/Updated in
2014