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But I am looking to buy a property and wanted to know if I qualify for first home buyer’s plan. This is dependant I’m whether or not we are common law spouses

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Lawyer: Debra, Lawyer replied 7 months ago

You are common law spouses if you meet this criteria:

Common-law partner

A person who is not your spouse, with whom you are living in a conjugal relationship, and to whom at least one of the following situations applies. He or she:

  1. has been living with you in a conjugal relationship, and this current relationship has lasted for at least 12 continuous months (see note below);
  2. is the parent of your child by birth or adoption; or
  3. has custody and control of your child (or had custody and control immediately before the child turned 19 years of age) and your child is wholly dependent on that person for support.

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