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Common Law Couples in Ontario, Canada: Protecting Your Rights


Welcome to TMB Law, a leading family law firm in Ontario, Canada. This page is dedicated to providing valuable information and legal guidance specifically tailored for common law couples. We understand the unique challenges and legal complexities faced by common law partners, and our experienced team is here to support you every step of the way.


Understanding Common Law Relationships in Ontario


In Ontario, common law relationships are recognized and protected by law. A common law couple consists of two individuals who have chosen to live together in a committed relationship without formal marriage or civil partnership. While the legal rights of common law couples differ from those of married couples, it is essential to be aware of the legal protections available to you.


Legal Rights and Protections for Common Law Couples


At TMB Law, we believe in advocating for the rights and interests of all couples, including common law partners. Our knowledgeable family law team is well-versed in the unique legal issues faced by common law couples and can provide comprehensive legal services tailored to your specific needs.


Here are some key areas where we can assist you:


1. Cohabitation Agreements: We understand the importance of clarifying and protecting your rights as a common law couple. Our skilled lawyers can help you draft a comprehensive cohabitation agreement that outlines your financial responsibilities, property division, and potential support obligations should your relationship end.


2. Property Rights and Division: The division of property can be a complex matter for common law couples. We have extensive experience in resolving property disputes and can help you navigate through the process, ensuring that your rights are protected and a fair distribution of assets is achieved.


3. Parenting and Child Custody Matters: If you have children together, we understand that their well-being is of utmost importance to you. Our dedicated family law team can assist you in matters related to child custody, access arrangements, child support, and parental rights, ensuring the best interests of your children are prioritized.


4. Separation and Dispute Resolution: In the unfortunate event of a relationship breakdown, we provide compassionate guidance and support throughout the separation process. Our skilled negotiators and litigators will work diligently to help you achieve a fair resolution through mediation, negotiation, or, if necessary, representation in court.


5. Estate Planning: We recognize the importance of estate planning for common law couples. Our lawyers can assist you in drafting wills, powers of attorney, and other essential documents to protect your interests and ensure your wishes are respected regarding your estate.


Your Trusted Family Law Partner


At TMB Law, we are committed to providing exceptional legal services to common law couples in Ontario. Our dedicated team is well-versed in the intricacies of family law and understands the challenges that common law relationships can present. We strive to create a supportive and inclusive environment where you can discuss your concerns openly, knowing that your rights and interests are our top priority.


Contact Us


If you are a common law couple in Ontario seeking legal advice or representation, TMB Law is here to help. Contact us through our website or call our office to schedule a confidential consultation. Our experienced family law team is ready to provide you with the guidance and representation you need to protect your rights and achieve the best possible outcome for your situation.


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