If you are living together in an intimate relationship, you are in a “common law” relationship. Issues of child custody, access and support, and spousal support, are all the same as in a marriage. Property issues are not, and there is no such thing as a “matrimonial home” with the rights that go along with that designation. The longer the relationship lasts, the more the property issues become similar to those in a marriage, and also tend to be more difficult to sort out.
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