Canadian Journal of Family Law
unmarried cohabitants, spousal support
When an intimate relationship breaks down and one of the people involved seeks money from the other, should it make any difference to the law whether or not they were formally married? This article argues that it should make a difference, at least when spousal support is being sought and the parties were never parents together. Winner of the 2008 Falconer Memorial Student Essay Competition in Family Law.
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Semple, Noel. (2008). In Sickness and in Health? Spousal Support and Unmarried Cohabitants. Canadian Journal of Family Law, 24 (2), 317.