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I'm applying with my partner residencies, we lived

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I'm applying with my partner for permanent residencies, we lived together for a year from 2013 to 2014, but in 2015 there was 8 months that we haven't seen each other. Are we still considered common law spouses?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Canada Law
Expert:  Legal Ease replied 10 months ago.

Did you separate or were you just not able to live in the same place at that time?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
We were just not able because she had to go back to Mexico for her work for a while but we never broke up!
Expert:  Legal Ease replied 10 months ago.

Then you are fine as you are still common law spouses.

Be sure you can prove this by showing that you were still together in terms of how people thought of you, how you made decisions, how you communicated, whether you kept the same bank accounts etc.

Do you see what I mean?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Would we need our friends or family as witnesses ? Would text messages help ?
Expert:  Legal Ease replied 10 months ago.

Yes. It is very likely that you will have to prove that your relationship is bona fide and ongoing. Generally, you will be asked to provide photos, letters from family and friends, perhaps letters from employers and neighbours, etc.

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