Quebec Common Law Property Division
In Quebec, common law partners are known as de facto partners.
De facto partners do not have the same rights as married couples.
In particular, there are no statutory provisions giving de facto partners rights regarding property division (family patrimony), the family residence, spousal support, dependant’s relief or succession rights on intestacy.
As in all other provinces, the laws regarding child custody and child support are the same for de facto partners and married couples.
Common law partners are now allowed to register a civil union. A civil union gives the partners the same legal rights and obligations as a married couple.
A civil union must be formally dissolved.