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common-law marriage [2 records]

Record 1 2015-07-25

English

Subject field(s)
  • PAJLO
  • Family Law (common law)
OBS

The use of the term "common-law marriage" in this sense is criticized as improper, as a common-law relationship or common-law union is not a "marriage," although some statutes may give it similar effects.

French

Domaine(s)
  • PAJLO
  • Droit de la famille (common law)
OBS

union de fait : terme normalisé par le Comité de normalisation, Promotion de l'accès à la justice dans les deux langues officielles (PAJLO).

Spanish

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Record 2 2014-11-12

English

Subject field(s)
  • PAJLO
  • Family Law (common law)
DEF

An informal marriage that does not meet the statutory requirements for a valid marriage but nevertheless may be recognized as valid in certain circumstances.

French

Domaine(s)
  • PAJLO
  • Droit de la famille (common law)
DEF

Mariage informel qui ne respecte pas les conditions législatives de validité du mariage, mais qui peut néanmoins être reconnu comme un mariage valide dans certaines circonstances.

OBS

mariage de common law : terme normalisé par le Comité de normalisation, Promotion de l'accès à la justice dans les deux langues officielles (PAJLO).

Spanish

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