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What province is this please?
Are there any children?
Was there will?
Were they living together when your son died and how long was she living with him since they got back together?
When they separated last time how long was the separation for?
Did your son have assets in his name alone?
But what I am asking is if they were together for 14 years often on and had long separations when they reconciled this past time how long were they living together for since they reconciled and when they were separated the last separation how long was that?
I am asking about the title to the home. Were both names on title to the home?
It does not sound to me that they were at all. Common laws spouses are people who live together in a marriage like relationship. They live together and are financially and emotionally and socially interdependent. They make major decisions together and act just as if they were legally married without having gone through the ceremony.
If they both had their own houses and went up and back that doesn't sound to me like it's a common-law marriage at all.
I suggest that you consult with a lawyer face-to-face as soon as possible. It seems that she is claiming Have been common-law spouses for estate purposes when she was not a common law spouse.
These factors do not add up to making a common law relationship. They had to be living together just as if they were legally married.
The 90 days is how long they have to separate before it stops the clock from running.
And if they were not living in the same house in the last couple of years they are not common law spouses.
But don't decide now. Your next step has to be to consult with a lawyer face to face.
You are very welcome.
I hope things work out.
The same to you!
You are not fully understanding me or what you are reading. That makes sense as you are not a family lawyer but I am. The law wants to promote attempts at reconciliation and that is what the 90 days is about. But the point here is that they were not common law spouses because they celebrates holidays and ate meals together if they had two separate homes and lived separately.