10 questions - do you know your rights?

True or false?

1

Civil union and common law union are synonymous.

2

In the event of separation between common law spouses, the one who does not own the family residence, but who has custody of the children will automatically be granted living rights to the house by the court.

3

After 3 years of living together, common law spouses benefit from the same rights as married couples.

4

Regardless of who bought them, assets acquired during the course of their life together become the property of both common law spouses.

5

A common law spouse who is the sole owner of the family residence may mortgage it without the consent of the other spouse.

6

When one of two common law spouses becomes incapacitated, the other has a legal right to manage their assets.

7

In the absence of a will, the family of the deceased inherits their assets and not the surviving spouse.

8

Common law spouses who separate and cannot agree on who gets custody of the children have recourse to family mediation services offered by the government of Quebec.

9

Common law spouses can put in writing the terms and conditions under which they will dispose of joint assets in a cohabitation contract.

10

The Québec Pension Plan considers same-sex couples as common law spouses.