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I was in a common law relationship for 17 years or more and…

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I was in a common law relationship for 17 years or more and now I am not with the same person. What am I entitled to in the way of monetary benifits

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I am paying rent in a basement suite on a farm with just my WCB and CPP pension from work.

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

No

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Cant think of anythig at this time

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Canada Law
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Hello! My name is Debra (formerly known as Legal Ease). Thank you for your question. I'm reviewing it now, and will post back again shortly.

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Lawyer: Debra, Lawyer replied 10 months ago

I am sorry to hear this.

When did you separate?

What province are you in?

Did your spouse support you when you were together?

Did you acquire assets when together?

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Lawyer: Debra, Lawyer replied 10 months ago

Did you get a chance to read my questions to you? I cannot answer you in a meaningful way until I gather the appropriate information. There is no charge for us going up and back of course.

Thanks!

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Thank you but I won't need your help any longer. Thanks again
Lawyer: Debra, Lawyer replied 10 months ago

OK

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