Knowledge Base: Complex Asset Division

Gambling Losses Get Split

Do Gambling Losses Get Split After a Split?

In Ontario, the governing rules that guide the division of property when a couple permanently separates and divorces are found in the Family Law Act.   These provisions establish the general rule that family […]

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Keeping the Ring – Does it Matter Who Broke Off the Engagement?

We wrote recently about whether you can sue someone for breaking a promise to live together (and the short answer is: You can’t). This touches upon a broader point:  When relationships fail early […]

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More on “Snowbirds” and Court Jurisdiction Over Support and Property Claims

A while back I wrote about the trial court decision in a case called Knowles v. Lindstrom, 2013 ONSC 2818   which involved an unmarried couple who spent time in both Ontario and […]

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Receiving An Inheritance Affects Your Support Obligations? Find Out.

In the course of the average lifetime, it will usually not be often that you find yourself inheriting significant sums of money after a loved one or close friend has died. Still, the […]

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When You Break an Engagement, Who Gets to Keep the Ring?

It’s hard to walk past a grocery store cash line without noticing all the celebrity gossip magazines that follow the various relationships break-ups and make-ups, divorces and broken engagements. One of the common […]

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If You Go Bankrupt, Are You Off-the-Hook?

In an Ontario separation case called Brothers v. LeBlanc, 2013 ONSC 4073, the court was asked to consider an interesting question:  is a spouse who has gone bankrupt still obligated to live up to […]

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