Common-Law Property Division

There is no specific legislation geared toward common-law couples regarding property division in Alberta. Properties owned by common-law couples are resolved using common law principles.

At Wise Scheible Barkauskas, we understand that every detail of your case can affect how common law principles are applied. Based in Calgary, Alberta, our team of family lawyers will make sure we understand your specific situation, and the outcomes you would like to achieve.

Understanding Your Legal Rights

Common law principles are applied by examining decisions from older cases, and applying or challenging those decisions for new situations. Since the results are dependant on your individual facts, it's important to understand your rights, and how they can be protected. For example, it doesn't matter if you lived with your partner for 6 years, 3 years, or even a day - there is no minimum time requirement to make a claim on a partner's property.

Negotiating A Settlement

Court can be an effective tool to protect your rights in a common-law relationship property dispute, but it's not the answer for everyone. Our lawyers will help you make sure you have all the tools at your disposal to resolve your issue quickly and cost-effectively.

As trained mediators and arbitrators, we can help you resolve your issues as neutral third parties. We understand that you want your needs and voice heard - and having that say and input into your solution will help you and your partner reach a settlement that you can both agree to abide by.

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Find out how our lawyers can help. Call our lawyers at 587-331-7550 or arrange a meeting by sending us an email.