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My spouse/partner has just told me that they want to end the relationship. What are my rights?

When it comes to ending a relationship, whether it’s a legal marriage or a common law relationship, it only takes one person to make that decision. Some action is required to signify separation (in other words, for the relationship to have broken down to the point where there is no chance of reconciliation), usually occurring when one spouse tells the other.  An outward action to the world typically follows and is very helpful in establishing the precise date of separation. 

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