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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 03-14-2020, 11:31 PM
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Hi we just split up. I am wondering if anyone can tell me if I will be entitled to any spousal support.


Brief rundown:
Common-law 18 years
His income 2019-110,000

Mine 2019- 20,000 My income is now reduced to approx 400 a month the last 6 months


Ages 55 (me) and 52 (him)



I have an inheritance of 200,000 in a separate bank account
He has an inheritance of farmland which generates 23,000 yr rental income & valued at 979,000.


Will my inheritance affect spousal support entitlement?



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Old 03-15-2020, 08:49 AM
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do you have any kids
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Old 03-15-2020, 08:58 AM
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No we do not have kids
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Old 03-15-2020, 09:22 AM
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why do you think that you are entitled to SS?
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I do not know that is why I am asking. I've never been through this before, thank you.
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Old 03-15-2020, 10:16 AM
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I do not know that is why I am asking. I've never been through this before, thank you.
try this link first to answer some questions

http://www.common-law-separation-canada.com/
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Old 03-15-2020, 10:24 AM
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Thank you for the link. I do not see anything about assets and spousal support. I can't seem to find that info anywhere. If it makes a difference we are in B.C. I see that laws might be different in different provinces.
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Old 03-15-2020, 10:30 AM
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Actually I found a sentence that says assets of both will be taken into consideration. I still don't know if that means that I will have to live off my inheritance until I get back on my feet or if he will have to help out.
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Old 03-15-2020, 10:54 AM
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https://familylaw.lss.bc.ca/finances...pousal-support
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Old 03-15-2020, 11:03 AM
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Thank you for the link. There is a lot of info there but I still do not see anything about having assets and being denied spousal support. I guess I will make an appointment with a lawyer to see what they say. It just doesn't seem fair if I have to deplete my inheritance but I guess that is the way it goes. I have not been coping well for the last few years and this is the icing on the cake.
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