Cohabitation & Living Together

Under the Family Law Act in British Columbia, common -law couples are substantially subject to the same laws and rules as married couples. There is a complex sheme of property division which applies unless you have a signed contract which sets out how they will be shared in separation.


If you are thinking of living with someone or already live with another person, you can make agreements on these important issues. This is particularly important if you are within two years of starting to live with someone.


Please contact us for advice as early is possible. It is much easier to sort things out sooner rather than later.

Cohabitation, Living Together & Common-Law