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I have lived with my common law spouse for 5 years the home

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I have lived with my common law spouse for 5 years the home is mine through my dads inheritence transferred into my name from my dad I have 300,000 dollars in mutual funds he has not contributed to any household bills or home improvements he is demanding a payout He was able to retire 5 years ago and I supported him don't know where to go from here
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Canada Law
Expert:  Ulysses101 replied 2 months ago.

Hello, thank you for the question.

What kind of a payout is he demanding?

Should I assume that there's no cohabitation agreement?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
he wants 25,0000
plus half of my vehicle no cohabitation agreement but he came into this situation with no money and hasnt contributed anything
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
okay well all my accounts have been seperate including taxes this is an inheritence
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I'm not happy with this service I want a refund
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I don't want a phone call just some good legal advice regarding my question
Expert:  Ulysses101 replied 2 months ago.

I'm back. Sorry for the delay. This site is set up like a chat, but I'm not an employee and I'm not in front of my computer 24/7.

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The first place to start is to look at how much your joint wealth has increased while you were together. While he's not going to take half of your house or investments, he's got a claim on the increase in the growth of those assets. So how much is the home worth now compared to when he moved in? I'm getting the impression that it was paid off when he moved in, right?

Expert:  Ulysses101 replied 2 months ago.

I'm still here if you want to discuss the matter.

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