It is important for separating spouses to keep their children out of any conflict or issues that arise during the separation or divorce process. While separation can be an emotionally trying time for the parties, the children are not therapists. They should not be privy to adult issues or have any information pertaining to the [...]
Pursuant to s. 19(1) of the Ontario Family Law Act both spouses (married not common law spouses) have an equal right to possession of the matrimonial home. That is, both spouses of equal right to reside in, use and enjoy the matrimonial home post-separation regardless of whether title to the home is joint or in [...]
A marriage contract (sometimes referred to as a prenuptial agreement) is a legally binding contract that parties who are married or who intend to marry may enter into to deal with their respective rights and obligations under the marriage or on separation.
Under the Ontario Family Law Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. F.3, married people are entitled to an “equalization” of assets. Essentially, this means that at the end of a marriage, all of the assets and debts that each spouse accumulated during marriage must be calculated to determine his or her “net family property”, which is similar [...]
Meeting with a family lawyer for the first time can be daunting, especially if it is your first time having to speak about and deal with legal issues. The consultation meeting with a family lawyer is your opportunity to ask questions and learn about your rights and obligations. In order to make this initial meeting [...]