Is It Ever Too Late To Get A Post-Nup?
Most people have heard of a pre-nuptial agreement, and have some idea of how it works. Before getting married, a couple signs a document that addresses how things like assets, liabilities, and spousal […]
Want to Keep Your Ex Away from Your Inheritance? It’s Simple.
In a recent article in The Wall Street Journal titled “How to Keep Your Inheritance in a Divorce”, the author outlines a few tips on how an inheritance received by one spouse before […]
Divorcing? Here are Some Ways to Keep the House
Most Canadian couples who marry and move into together will need a mortgage for their matrimonial home, placed with a bank or private lender. But when the relationship falters my clients often ask […]
Separation Agreements: Don’t Forget to Include Your Pets!
As I wrote in a Blog recently, Canadian divorce courts routinely view family pets as “property” rather than the subject of custody orders: When all else fails and a couple cannot agree informally […]
Who Gets "Custody" of Rover or Fluffy in a Split?
If you are currently in the midst of separating from your spouse or partner, you naturally have your mind on how custody of your children will be divided, and on how finances and […]
The Special, Protected Status of the Matrimonial Home
“Home is where the heart is”, as the saying goes. But it is more than that: – in Ontario family law, the matrimonial home occupies a special status, and is afforded certain legislatively-prescribed protections. […]