In The Media

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Assets Must Be Carefully Untangled In Grey Divorces

The rules and procedures surrounding divorce do not change based on a couple’s age, however, there are some unique challenges pertaining to asset redistribution that family lawyers must be aware of when helping a client through a grey divorce.

How To Protect Gift Money You Give To Your Adult Child

Marriage can be full of surprises. But finding out that your child's spouse could get half of the gift money your gave him or her shouldn't be one of them. Family lawyer Rick Peticca shares some valuable information about how parents can protect any gift money that they intend to give their child on their big wedding day.

What You Need To Know If You’re Helping Your Child, And Their Spouse, Buy A Home

Before committing to helping you adult child purchase a home with their spouse, explore with them the possibility of a legally-binding marriage contract, advises Rick Peticca. “It may create bad feelings at first, but you take the elephant out of the room, and detail that the money gift is expressly given to your son or daughter,”

Protecting Wedding Gifts In The Event Of A Divorce

With wedding season around the corner, some parents might be hesitant about giving large cash gifts to their adult children, especially if they have doubts about the longevity of the marriage. Shulman Law Firm shares some solutions with Pattie Lovett-Reid on how families can protect wedding gifts should the "what if" occur.

More Millennials Are Signing Prenups — And That’s A Good Thing

It may seem surprising that a generation commonly portrayed as being financially strapped is pushing for prenups. But, as family lawyer Rick Peticca tells Global News, there are several smart reasons why millennials are getting prenups.

Pets And Divorce

Will Canadian courts start giving pets special status instead of treating them like property in the event of a divorce? Bruce Sellery and Laura Paris talk about the possibility, and share some helpful information on what pet owners can do now to ensure they don't end up fighting over the dog in court.