FAMILY LAW BLOG

The Matrimonial Home

Pursuant to the Ontario Family Law Act, both married 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 one spouse’s name solely…

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Property Division

Under the Ontario Family Law Act, 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 to “net worth”…

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Does a Bad Economy Impact Divorces?

There is no concrete evidence that a bad economy or recession can impact divorces in Canada, but thanks to a recent decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal, it is possible to consider the impact of declining market forces when determining how assets are to be divided upon separation or divorce…

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