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My common law & I got together 2014, in that time we bought a house & property then after living together for 2 years we split up due to his infidelity which I might add he denies to this day. Anyway I ended up moving out & signed the house & property over to him as I felt it was only fair as he made the down payment & all I did was basically pay rent at least that’s how I looked at it, so I walked away which I thought was forever.

Well think again. In that time he continually pursued me until I finally gave in & moved back in a year ago, all In all we were separated a year. So now here’s my question; would I have a leg to stand on if I went to see a lawyer to see if I’m entitled to anything?

The reason for the change of heart is a leopard doesn’t change his spots & even though he denies til he’s blue in the face I find things out is of place around the house & things he says which leads me to believe he’s back at it call it the gut feeling also he’s doing things to me that he did the first time. Anyway I would just like to know if I have any rights or options to my situation or if I’m sol. Please don’t be too harsh on me I’m an emotional wreck as it is.

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  1. Wayne Rothe Wayne Rothe says:

    Don’t take advice from Internet lawyers.

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  2. Call a lawyer explain and ask

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  3. You could.
    See a lawyer.
    However, you need to weigh the market value of the property versus court costs, it will be a very minimal pay out to you.

    And…You dont trust him! Why would you even go back?

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  4. There can be no relationship or peace without trust. Interesting that’s you went back because of pressure and not because you wanted to. Talk to a lawyer and leave.

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  5. Karen Hynes Karen Hynes says:

    As common law you have rights. Did you file common law taxes together this year as that would be proff.

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  6. Nicole Keats Nicole Keats says:

    I’m confused… is this about taxes? Or like separation/Divorce legalities?

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  7. You have rights . Look at my situation. She has the house free and clear $479,000 she got paid out $50,000. When she had the kids I was hounded days before child support was due. Now I live in a $23,000 trailer and have my kids and I’m told to F off. Yes you have rights.

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    • David Woodford you guys had kids. This is different.

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    • Andrea McLellan only thing different is child support.

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    • I’m not specifying your case. I’m specifying her case. This thread is about this woman wanting rights to this mans house. She won’t get anything! Your situation is completely different.

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    • Andrea McLellan your clueless she will get 50% of any equity. Common law is the same as married after 6 months in a common law relationship.

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    • Kelsi Ann Kelsi Ann says:

      David Woodford don’t go off on her because you are in fact incorrect here.
      No offence but the only difference between common law and marriage in Alberta is property. If married house is both of theirs, if common law it’s only the person the house’ name is under, and if your names not on it your sol.
      Otherwise the laws are the same.
      Your also incorrect about 6months. Common law isn’t recognized as an interdependent relationship in AB until 3 years of living together.
      Don’t embarrass yourself any further.

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    • Kelsi Ann you could have it in legal format for people like him and they still wouldn’t believe you lol.

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    • Kelsi Ann oh really. Kinda funny. Try a court battle and see the truth then.

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    • Andrea McLellan go to family court and watch some cases then. I’ve gone through it. Experience it and you will see.

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    • Andrea McLellan this is where the term. GOLD DIGGER. Comes from some woman are excellent at GOLD DIGGING. Others are truthful and good woman.

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    • Kelsi Ann Kelsi Ann says:

      David Woodford I don’t need to fuck up my relationship to find out the truth. It’s called google. Try it out. Your miserable and bitter. Glad I’m not you.

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  8. Get to a lawyer ASAP . You have rights.

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  9. Sounds more like you wanted to seek revenge by coming back and taking what you regrettably gave him. Don’t be that person.

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  10. Nope unless you have kids

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  11. Arcand Dee Arcand Dee says:

    Yes you are it’s called constructive trust. Contact a lawyer

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  12. Vicki Lynn Vicki Lynn says:

    Don’t go back lol

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  13. Doug James Doug James says:

    Lol what a sucker!!

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  14. Shelley Dee Shelley Dee says:

    You have to prove adult interdependent relationship

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  15. I read you post again and it really doesn’t make sense. You say you signed your rights over to him for the house. That means you both signed on the title. Legally you both owned the house at the time. Are you gullible? Who cares if he put down the down payment and then you made the mortgage payment. In the end you paid just as much as he paid for the down payment. You have to be together for 3 years to be considered in a adult interdependent relationship. You stated that you were only in a relationship for 2 years before you split. I would seek legal advise as it is a complicated matter.

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  16. You’re best contacting a lawyer. If you signed your rights away the first time I’m guessing the situation would be viewed the second time as you moving into his property as you are no longer on the house contract. Also I don’t think the court would consider your year apart as separation since you’re not bound by a civil union like marriage. You essentially went your seperate ways then got back together.

    Really all I could see them doing is dividing anything obtained during the second relationship portion 50/50. You’d have no right to the property.

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  17. Cameron D. Loutitt right, cause all of a sudden we are in a state? Its Canada….not sure if you know, but we have provinces.

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  18. Denise Kerychuk A state is a political organization with a centralized government that maintains a monopoly by use of force within a certain geographical territory. Some states are sovereign, other states are subject to external sovereignty or hegemony, where supreme authority lies in another state.

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  19. If you have been living common law you technically have right to half
    The onus is on you to prove that you put into the relationship.

    I went through it
    You should have a lawyer or at least try mediation first
    But don’t let him under mine you
    You have rights
    If he says you don’t he’s lying

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  20. You’re not “common law” and less you file taxes together and have lived together for three years creating an inter-dependent relationship.

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  21. Terry Jones Terry Jones says:

    I’ve been there myself, I have LegalShield, so I just called my lawfirm and they let me know what my rights were. I dont have to pay for my consultations, love the services that I get and it is so affordable. I’ve help all families so they can have a lawfirm a phone call away. #terrymjones

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  22. I don’t think you would get a nickle. Cut the cord and move on since you sighed the property over to him you are screwed. Lawyers fees would cost you more than its is worth and you probably get nothing in the end. But it is best to consult a lawyer. Some lawyers give you 2 hours free consultation. Best of luck to you.

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