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Single mom battles Quebec for common-law alimony




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Single mom battles Quebec for common-law alimony

Updated Mon. Jan. 19 2009 7:47 PM ET


CTV.ca News Staff


A single mother's legal quest to win alimony from her billionaire ex-partner took on the character of a constitutional challenge Monday at a Quebec courtroom.



The brewing legal battle, which could wind its way to the Supreme Court of Canada, has the potential to dramatically alter the rights of hundreds of thousands of couples who live together in Quebec.



Whereas common-law partners in most of Canada have the same rights as married couples, Quebec law doesn't provide any rights for such men and women after they separate.







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