Did You Know? » Spouses


In family law, spouses are:

  1. Two people who are legally married;
  2. Two people who have cohabited in a relationship resembling marriage for at least 3 years (common law spouses); or
  3. Two people who have cohabited for any period if they are the natural or adopted parents of a child or children (common law spouses).

Family law in Ontario applies equally to same sex spouses and parents.

Do you have questions relating to your own situation with your spouse? Reach out to us and we’ll be more than happy to help.

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