Since 2003, adult interdependent relationships have been available to both same-sex and opposite-sex couples in the Canadian province of Alberta, imposing some but not all of the obligations of marriage and providing some but not all the rights and benefits thereof. According to the Alberta Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Development, "adult interdependent partner is the new name in.
The Alberta Adult Interdependent Relationships Act (AIRA) came into effect in June 2003. It created the legal status of adult interdependent partnerships for persons who live in relationships of interdependence under certain circumstances, whether or not those relationships are conjugal in nature. The purpose of this legislation is to further the development of equality rights in areas of [ ]Author: CPLEA Administrator.
The Adult Interdependent Relationships Act says that all the circumstances of the relationship must be looked at to see if it is an adult interdependent relationship. The Act also lists some specific factors that the court looks at. The factors are: Is there a form for an Adult Interdependent Partner Agreement?Author: CPLEA Administrator.