The division of assets and property can be complicated and confusing. Furthermore, married spouses have different property rights under the law than common-law spouses. Married couples are entitled to a legislated property division regime, known as “Equalization”, which is set out in the Family Law Act. The equalization process begins with each spouse calculating their respective “net family property” […]Read More
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Relocation during and after separation
One of the most significant issues families can face after separation/divorce is relocation. This issue is complex and difficult to resolve and often requires adjustments to parenting time. Although you may be under the impression that once your separation becomes final, you will be able to move where you wish, this is not the case. […]Read More
Your Matrimonial Home: After a Separation, Can You Change the Locks?
You were married. Now you’re separated (but not yet divorced). You own a Matrimonial Home jointly with your former spouse. Can you change the locks on your shared home? In Ontario, generally, the legal answer to this is no. Let’s break down why. What Happens During A Separation? Ontario requires couples to separate for a […]Read More