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.