I don't know if this was posted before, but this is the stuff of nightmares. A Canadian court ordered a guy to pay +$50k/month for 10 years to a woman he was dating. They were never married, had no kids together, and never shared a home. Link to the news article: https://globalnews.ca/news/7327501/couple-no-home-no-kids-spouses-ontario-court/
Let's review some facts:
- They dated for 14 years
- No kids
- No shared bank accounts
- Not living together
- The poor guy proposed several times, she finally accepted, but refused to legally marry him
- The poor chump gave her "thousands of dollars every month, a credit card, paid off her mortgage and showered her with expensive gifts"
- They travelled together (I'm going to guess on his dime)
When they broke up she asked the court to be recognised legally as his partner and for him to pay support. The first court's decision was for him to pay her +$50k/month INDEFINITELY. Can you imagine? The guy appealed and the sentence was reduced from indefinitely to 10 years...
You can't make this stuff up. Be careful out there.