Is a relationship that is not marriage-like?

British Columbia, Canada


The following excerpt is from Mazur v. Berg, 2009 BCSC 1770 (CanLII):

Mr. Justice Frankel continued, at para. 58: It is understandable that the presence or absence of any particular factor cannot be determinative of whether a relationship is marriage-like. This is because equally there is no checklist of characteristics that will invariably be found in all marriages. In this regard I respectfully agree with the following from the judgment of Ryan-Froslie J. in Yakiwchuk v. Oaks, 2003 SKQB 124:

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