Common Law Spouses ~ Matrimonial Homes
By Brian Madigan LL.B.
Is a common law spouse entitled to the rights of a "matrimonial home"?
Based on this particular question, the answer is "yes".
However, it may be that another question was intended.
The “key” to the answer is that they were “spouses”. So, even common law spouses are true spouses.
This ends up simply being a tricky exam question, because in real life you would interpret common law spouses not to mean “spouses” but just to mean “living together”.
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