What is the impact of long-term cohabitation on a plaintiff's claim for damages?

British Columbia, Canada


The following excerpt is from Larochelle v Larochelle, 2018 BCSC 1347 (CanLII):

The parties cohabited for 29 years. Theirs was a lengthy relationship which is a significant factor for consideration in a claim for compensatory support. In Zacharias v. Zacharias, 2015 BCCA 376 [Zacharias], Groberman, J. stated at paras. 47 and 48:

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