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Towards Reform of the Law Relating to Cohabitation Outside Marriage, Final Report 53


This report addresses the position (at the time of its writing) of opposite-sex couples living together on a domestic basis without a legal marriage. Since these partnerships carry many of the same responsibilities as marriage partnerships, the report suggests that they be afforded similar (but not identical) protections under the law. Twenty-one recommendations are provided here, with the majority opinions falling roughly into the following categories: – Non-married opposite-sex cohabitants should have an official status, […]

AREA OF LAW Family Law Marriage & Divorce
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June 1, 1989

Towards Reform of the Law Relating to Cohabitation Outside Marriage, Issues Paper 2


Although at the time of the publication of this report, many aspects of legal marriages were regulated by both statute and the common law, cohabitation between unmarried couples was not. This paper addresses the issue of the law as related to heterosexual cohabiting couples (homosexual couples and purely economic relationships were not addressed) by reviewing the (then-current) law in Alberta, as well as raising several legal issues that needed to be considered regarding cohabiting couples. […]

AREA OF LAW Family Law Marriage & Divorce
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October 4, 1987

Survey of Adult Living Arrangements: A Technical Report, Research Paper 15


This paper is a survey of issues related to couples living together outside of marriage. It addresses the attitudes of non-maritally cohabitants toward relevant legal issues, the reasons that the couples chose to nonmaritally cohabitate, and the reasons that they chose to continue living that way. The survey also addresses the socio-economic characteristics of non-married and married cohabitants, as well as the characteristics of their family life.

AREA OF LAW Family Law Marriage & Divorce
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November 3, 1984