Posts tagged Common Law
Sponsoring your Spouse or Partner: The Basics

Family reunification is a key value of the department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). One of the best ways to reunite families in Canada is through family class sponsorship for permanent residency. An eligible Canadian citizen or permanent resident can sponsor his or her spouse, partner, dependent children, parents, grandparents, and, rarely, other relatives. In this post, I will be writing about the basics of spousal sponsorship.

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“Common Law” Relationships: Understanding the Differences Between Married and Unmarried Spouses in the Family Law Context

In recent years, common-law relationships have become increasingly more prevalent, with a greater number of committed spouses choosing to simply cohabitate rather than get married. However, a vast majority of the population remains uninformed with respect to the legal differences between common-law relationships and marriages.

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