Gifts You Received While Married – Can You Keep Them After Divorce?
Ontario Family Law has well-legislated rules about how family property gets divided after divorce. But as with most rules, there are exceptions – and one of them pertains to gifts that you or […]
Ask Ron: "Does My Ex Get Half My House?"
A reader of my Blog recently posed the following question: Q. If my marriage lasted less than 6 months, is my Ex-wife entitled to half of my house? She does not have a […]
Which Court Handles a Divorce Between “Snowbirds”?
As the colder weather starts to descend upon us here in Ontario many couples – particularly older, retired folk often with some accumulated wealth – start making plans to spend the cold Canadian […]
Correcting Common Misconceptions About the Matrimonial Home
With the ease of internet searching, it is all-to-easy for my clients to get information – and frequently misinformation – about basic Family Law concepts. Respecting the matrimonial home in particular, here are […]
Don’t Delay! There Are Deadlines for Claiming Your Legal Rights
If you and your spouse decide to separate and divorce, you become understandably pre-occupied with establishing your new post-divorce lives, and of course with tending to the needs of your children. This means that […]
Can a Cottage be a "Matrimonial Home"?
Cottage season is fast approaching. I sometimes get asked about vacation properties and how they are dealt with upon separation and divorce. As I have written before, a couple’s “matrimonial home” is a […]