Depending on what kind of relationship you are in (married, civil union, de facto marriage), Quebec law grants you certain rights and obligations that can help you have a successful and fulfilling relationship with your partner.
Why Do I Need To Know About The Law and Marriage?
Knowledge of the law is very important because it enables you to make your life in Quebec with your family safe, secure, fruitful, fulfilling, and joyful. The Quebec legal system provides you with both rights and obligations.
There are many laws written just to help and to protect people in a relationship.
To be treated equally, with respect, to live in security, the obligation to be faithful, the right to spousal support, right to child custody are just a few examples of your rights and obligations.
Do The Laws Change Depending On What Kind of Relationship I am in?
Yes! Your rights as a married person are different than your rights as a partner in a de facto union. It therefore is important to know what kind of relationship you are in.
Click the images below to learn the differences between marriage, civil union, and a de facto/common law relationship.