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Common Law

family lawyers helping with common law cases.  serving barrie, orillia, newmarket, midland, collingwood, muskokaMany couples are choosing to live together without getting married. They want to avoid divorce but ironically, the rate of separation among common law partners is much higher than married couples.

Sorting out the issues is a lot more complicated with common law relationships. There is no formula for property division like in marriage.

Whether you have any right to a share of property owned by your partner depends on your circumstances, your contributions to the relationship and item, your parenting role, whether your income was integrated and the length of your relationship. Every case is different. 

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We have helped hundreds of a common law couples work out their separation issues. We can help you too. Please call us in Barrie at 705-727-4242 or Newmarket at 289-319-0634 or complete the Request Consultation form if you would like help with your property division issues.


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quote-leftGalbraith Family Law was very compassionate, friendly and efficient in processing my divorce. They let me know up front what might happen and kept me informed at every step. Great people to work with.right

- Cynthia Benoit, Barrie

quote-leftBrian really worked for the best interests of not only me but my children as well, to help us all cope with the separation and divorce. quote-right

- Angelique Stewart, Orillia

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Barrie Office:
124 Dunlop Street West
Barrie, ON L4N 1B1
Phone: (705) 727-4242
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1195 Stellar Drive, Unit 4
Newmarket, ON L3Y 7B8
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