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Common Law Issues The law regarding common law relationships is different than in cases of divorce. Discuss the issues that affect unmarried couples here.

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Old 07-14-2009, 11:20 AM
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Default Common law division of pension

Can anyone tell me if, in Ontario, a common law partner has legal rights to a portion of the other partner's pension in the event of separation
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Old 07-14-2009, 12:14 PM
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I'm pretty sure they do. At least I know someone who is going after her ex-common-law's pension.
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Old 07-14-2009, 01:20 PM
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Common law is different than marriage. Marriage, absolutely, but you may only be entitled to a portion of the pension you were together. If you were together a short time, then i seriously doubt you are entitled to anything, perhaps long term you may have a case, but if yo have a pension, than he would be entitled to your portion as well.
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