Property Division for Cohabitants

ALRI is considering how the law might best provide for division of assets and protection for individuals and families when cohabitation arrangements break down. Rules for property division on relationship breakdown do not necessarily have to be the same for non-married cohabitants as for married persons to be considered fair. These rules could be different.

Project Details

ALRI is considering how the law might best provide for division of assets and protection for individuals and families when cohabitation arrangements break down. Rules for property division on relationship breakdown do not necessarily have to be the same for non-married cohabitants as for married persons to be considered fair. These rules could be different.

The Institute is currently conducting a surveys on property division for common-law couples and adult interdependent partners. The surveys ask for your opinion about some proposals for improving the law. Your feedback will help us decide whether to recommend these proposals to the Alberta government, change them, or make different ones.

ALRI’s project and report on property division for common-law couples is featured by various media outlets and legal bloggers.

Publications

Property Division: Common Law Couples and Adult Interdependent Partners, Final Report 112

The Alberta Law Reform Institute recommends changes to the law for how common-law couples divide property if their relationship breaks down. This Report also recommends changes to the law for [...]

June 4th, 2018|Categories: Project|Tags: , , , , , , |

Property Division: Common Law Couples and Adult Interdependent Partners, Report 30

In recent decades, it has become increasingly common for couples to live together without being legally married. Couples who live together in a marriage-like relationship without being legally married are [...]

September 30th, 2017|Categories: Project|Tags: , , , , , , |

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