Casebriefs about: common law spouses
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Kerr v Baranow, 2011 SCC 10
Monetary damages are not restricted to quantum meruit.
To demonstrate a joint family venture, the complainant must adduce evidence of:
If a joint family venture can be proven, then if the complainant can demonstrate a link between their contributions and that a monetary award would be insufficient, they are entitled to a share of the assets proportionate to their contributions.
In a business joint venture, the 4th consideration is eliminated.
Peter v Beblow,  1 SCR 980
There are no obligations for services between common law spouses.