Distribution of Property in Ontario: The Basics
Distribution of property in Ontario is not as simple as people believe it to be. For this reason, it is advisable to seek the assistance of a Toronto divorce lawyer. Sometimes, people have the misconception that each asset or debt shared between married spouses is looked at separately and divided [...]
Distribution of Property in Ontario: The Details
Distribution of property in Ontario is not as simple as people believe it to be. For this reason, it is advisable to seek the assistance of a Toronto divorce lawyer. Sometimes, people have the misconception that each asset or debt shared between married spouses is looked at separately and divided equally. The [...]
Division of assets at the end of a marriage can be extremely complex and confusing. It is important that you understand your rights and receive the best advice from your Toronto divorce lawyer.
As explained in the article Distribution of Property in Ontario: The Basics: When a marriage is dissolved, each partner is entitled to share [...]
Under the Federal Statute, the Divorce Act, divorce may be granted in Canada on only one ground: marriage breakdown. Marriage breakdown can be proved by one year of separation, adultery or cruelty. It is more difficult to get a divorce based on adultery or cruelty, as your spouse may oppose it, making the whole process [...]
In Ontario, property division post-divorce is governed by the Family Law Act, which mandates the “equalization of net family property.” Your Toronto divorce lawyer is very familiar with this concept. For more details, please read “Distribution of Property in Ontario: The Basics.” It is apt to remember, the property division laws are only applicable to [...]
Having a lawyer represent you in your divorce or other matrimonial proceeding is helpful in many ways and for many reasons. Although it is not required, having a Toronto divorce lawyer will make the process much easier for you. Since property settlements can be very complicated, a lawyer can help you decide which of your [...]
Pension Issues and Divorce
Your pension, or that of your spouse, is treated the same way as any other property accumulated in the marriage. Specifically, any growth in the pension over the time you are married is split evenly between the spouses. Pensions are sometimes the most valuable asset to be divided. The problem with pensions [...]
The equalization of net family property is triggered “when a divorce is granted or a marriage is declared a nullity, or when spouses are separated and there is no reasonable prospect that they will resume cohabitation” (s. 5 (1) Act). However, if the spouses are cohabiting and have not yet separated, a court can still [...]
Navigating the courts in Ontario can be a complex process. This guide offers some insight into divorce procedures in Ontario.
Should you have additional questions or require assitance, please do not hesitate to contact your Toronto divorce lawyer.
With the possible exception of the court papers required to obtain an absolute divorce, the procedure for drafting, filing [...]
Choosing a Lawyer
One of the most important decisions you will make when you are getting a divorce is determining who your lawyer will be. This is not an easy decision and not one which should be taken lightly. Some things you may want to think about are discussed below.
What kind of lawyer do you need?