In Sickness and in Health? Spousal Support and Unmarried Cohabitants

Canadian Journal of Family Law, Vol. 24, No. 2, p. 317, 2008

59 Pages Posted: 27 Sep 2009

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Noel Semple

University of Windsor Faculty of Law

Date Written: December 20, 2008

Abstract

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.

Keywords: unmarried cohabitants, spousal support

JEL Classification: K39, J12

Suggested Citation

Semple, Noel, In Sickness and in Health? Spousal Support and Unmarried Cohabitants (December 20, 2008). Canadian Journal of Family Law, Vol. 24, No. 2, p. 317, 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1478948

Noel Semple (Contact Author)

University of Windsor Faculty of Law ( email )

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Windsor, Ontario N9B 3P4
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