Canada portal LGBT portal. Marriage  . If you can't come to an agreement with your partner about where your child should live or about having contact with your child when your relationship comes to an end, you may want to apply to the court for a child arrangements order.
Inheritance and civil partnerships If either you or your partner dies without making a will, the other partner will still inherit some or possibly all of your property. Main article: Same-sex marriage in the Northwest Territories. Cohabitation . Until July 20,the federal government had not yet passed a law redefining marriage to conform to recent court decisions.
Unregistered cohabitation . Significant relationship expansion . If you are a civil partner, you will always have authority to act as next of kin for your partner. Inthe Liberal government referred a draft bill on same-sex marriage to the Supreme Court of Canada, essentially asking it to review the bill's constitutionality before it was introduced.
You should get legal advice before doing this. Main article: Same-sex marriage in Newfoundland and Labrador. Marriage codification and family relationship expansion .
I can't work out what I should do next. It means that you can have a say in your child's healthcare, education, welfare and in whether your child can be taken abroad. If you are in a civil partnership, this procedure will be straightforward and not involve an agency, as long as the applicant has lived with the child for at least six months.
In , after the Attorney General of Canada suggested in a divorce case brought in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice that non-residents of Canada did not have valid marriages if such marriages were not recognized by their home jurisdictions,  the Conservative government announced that they would fix this "legislative gap".
On March 1, , the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the federal government must pay Canada Pension Plan benefits to surviving same-sex spouses. Retrieved November 3, If you give your partner housekeeping money, any property bought with savings from it will probably belong to you.
The case was to be heard on May 27 but ended when the federal government legalized same-sex marriage. If you are living with someone who has a child and you do not have legal responsibility for that child, you do not automatically have the authority to give consent if the child needs medical treatment.