Common Sense for Common Law

Sarah-Danielle Gagnon Leduc
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In Quebec, the law does not protect people that are in a common-law relationship. If someone sacrifices a career by staying at home to raise children, that person will have no rights for protection under the law. Many persons mistakenly believe that unmarried couples with children have the same rights as married couples, after a certain number of years. This assumption is absolutely false; if one of them decides to abandon their career for the benefit of the family, they do so at their own risk.

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