Hi. I've been living with my girlfriend for almost a year now. My mom would like to invest some of her money, and give me the ownership of the investments (be it real estate or trust funds); however, she is worried that my girlfriend gets entitlement to half of that investment after the two years of living together, since she might be able to claim it in the event that we get separated. My two questions are: 1. Does my girlfriend get entitlement to my properties after we get classified as common-law, even if I had those properties before (but was living with her)? 2. When is it best to sign a cohabitation agreement?
Answer by Leena Yousefi
British Columbia lawyer
Posted 5 months ago
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