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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 08-03-2011, 08:16 PM
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I lived with a man for 10 years. We did not have any children. He did not work. I supported him, payed all the bills and during that time he only worked for 1 year. We split up and he moved to Ontario. I payed him $2000. cash, his plane fare, shipping of his possessions. Now he wants alimony. Does he have the right? Should I get a lawyer?
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Old 08-03-2011, 08:25 PM
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yes you should get a lawyer.
from what you say, sounds to me like he has a legitmate claim
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Old 08-03-2011, 09:47 PM
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Hi Emerald, I also reside in B.C and have appeared in Ontario Court a handful
of times watching SS being argued in my family matter. A few questions, why
was your ex partner not working? what are the circumstances of the move to
Ontario? and your approximate income level are all important factors.
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