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 […]
The Essentials of Property Division in Ontario
When married couples separate and decide to divorce, this triggers the need to divide their marital property. The process and formula for doing so is set out in the Ontario Family Law Act, […]
Don’t Delay in Seeking Equalization of Net Family Property
When married spouses separate, inevitably it takes some time to unwind their financial affairs. Ideally they should work diligently and co-operatively to push the matter through to resolution as soon as possible; but […]
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”.