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Is the UK civil partnership considered marriage in Canada or

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is the UK civil partnership considered marriage in Canada or a common law relationship?

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Customer: replied 17 days ago.
thank you

I know your question is important to you and I will be giving it the time and attention it deserves.

I am sorry to hear of this difficult situation.

If you did not obtain a marriage licence and have a wedding officiant perform a legal marriage in the UK then you are in a common law relationship and not in a legally married relationship as far as Canada is concerned.

Does that clarify the law and fully answer your question?

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
what we did is we had a civil partnership ceremony and we have a civil partnership certificate. As you are aware marriage ceremony is different that civil partnership. So if I understood correctly our civil partnership will not be considered marriage in Canada ? so when filling legal forms im not considered married right but rather in common-in-law relationship is that correct ?

This is not a legal marriage in Canada. You are common law spouses in Canada.

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
thank you so much for that. So you are absolutely sure right ? sorry I know its a weird question but because my civil partnership ceremony is tomorrow I need to make sure. thank you again

Yes I am absolutely sure.

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
I cannot thank you enough , thanks a lot for your time

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Customer: replied 17 days ago.
I had to double check with you because another solicitor on this website told me its considered a marriage in Canada form 2013, but im going to take your word for it

WelI I just checked your account and all the other lawyers an answered you are not in Canada.

If this is not a legal marriage in the UK it's not a legal marriage in Canada. So if you don't have to end it by getting a divorce in the UK then it's not a legal marriage in the UK or Canada or in most of the other countries or at least the ones that are a signatories to the Hague conventio

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
its confusing because they say legally in terms of our right is similar to marriage, but there is a different ceremony for marriage where we have to say our vows whereas in the civil partnership ceremony we have to sign a paper and what we get afterwards is a civil partnership certificate and not a marriage certificate. thats all I know.

Then it's not a legal marriage, anywhere.

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
I also just looked up civil partnership separation , it says we have to send paperwork to court to get permission to end it.
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
great thank you so much
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
ok I just saw that it says civil partners cannot call themeless married for legal purposes

There you go!

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
you were absolutely right , thank you SO MUCH Debra

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Customer: replied 17 days ago.
thank youuuu

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