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The following are some frequently-asked questions pertaining to the required elements for obtaining a divorce in this province.
There are several different types of domestic contracts that can be made in Ontario, and they differ according to the point in the parties’ relationship at which they are made. A contract made by two parties who plan to live together without being married is called a “cohabitation agreement”; a contract by future spouses who intend to marry is called a “pre-nuptial agreement”.
The obligation exists regardless of the state of the relationship between the parents. When the parents are living together, the expenses relating to child care and upbringing are normally shared either formally or informally, within the family unit.
In the context of the already-difficult situation surrounding the breakdown of a marriage, the question of which parent gets custody of the children after separation can be a complex and emotionally-charged one. […]
Each party must be fully informed of the financial circumstances of the other.The Ontario Family Law Act expressly sets out that a Court can set aside any contract or settlement if it was reached without full disclosure by one or both parties.
The Supreme Court of Canada has just released an important decision dealing with how assets and property should be divided when common law spouses separate.
In Ontario, the Family Law Act governs the division of property that is brought into a marriage or acquired by spouses. The Act sets out a formula that dictates how the division is to be calculated, a process called the “equalization of Net Family Property”.
Once two spouses decide to separate, certain questions arise immediately: How does the property they owned together get divided? Is it necessary to sell the matrimonial home? How are pensions and inheritances dealt with?
After a marriage ends, the division of property is largely governed by the Ontario Family Law Act, which provides that in general the property is to be equally divided, subject to certain exceptions.