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Filing ‘single’ while common law

what constitutes filing bankruptcy as ‘Single’ ? i moved in with my boyfriend just as i was filing, and read/was told that if we hadn’t been already living together for 6months then i was considered single, and that is how i filed. now, 6 months later, i am being told that his income comes into play as well. where can i find this info?

Posted from: Alberta

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A licensed trustee said...

Filing as “single” if you are living with someone. The law requires you to disclose the incomes of everyone in your “household”. The household consists of everyone that benefits or contributes to the livinbg arrangements… So if you live with a rommmate and keep everything separate you may be single. If you live with anyone else their income probably has to be disclosed.

Since I know someone is wondering the actual definition of common-law for bankruptcy purposes: you are considered common law if you have been living together in a conjugal relationship for 12 months, less if you;ve had a child together.