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Thursday, 25 September 2014
Cohabitation and Common-law relationships
Q: I would like to find out how long do you have to live with someone in Trinidad for the relationship to be considered common law?
A: You’re considered to be common-law as soon as you start living together (cohabiting). However, cohabitees do not obtain legal rights until they have been cohabiting for at least 5 continuous years, according to section 7 of the Cohabitational Relationships Act 1998 and section 2 of the Distribution of Estates Act 2000.