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Common Law Cohabitation and Property Rights

In Ontario, common law couples do not automatically have property rights in the way that married couples do. Rather, when you are common law, ownership is strictly by title. In simplest terms, this means that each party leaves the relationship with whatever is in his or her name, and assets are not subject to division […]

Substance Abuse and Divorce

Addiction can alter or even destroy relationships, so it’s no surprise that it can sometimes be a factor in a couples’ divorce as well.  It can cause trust issues, financial problems, and concerns about raising children.  Dependency can take the person with whom you fell in love and completely transform them into your worst nightmare.  […]

Is January Really Considered “Divorce Month”?

We know January as a time for ringing in the New Year, having snowball fights, and checking out the clearance holiday sales.  It is a chilly month, and apparently not only in terms of temperature.  January is statistically the biggest month for official divorces.  In fact, there are about one-third more filings during January and […]