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My common law has been separated for 9 years but not

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My common law has been separated for 9 years but not divorced. We own a house together . Is his wife entitled to our home and his pension?

Lawyer's Assistant: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Ontario Canada

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Lawyer: Debra, Lawyer replied 8 months ago

I am sorry to hear that you sound so worried.

It is by far too late for the spouse to make any claim to any asset belonging to your common law spouse. That claim had to be made within 6 years of separation or two years from a divorce, which ever came first.

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