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Can an ADHD Be Used to Set Aside a Family Court Order?

Ontario’s Family Court recently dealt with the interesting issue of whether an order obligating a separated couple to sell their matrimonial home should be set aside because of a variety of hardships claimed by the wife, including ADHD. What Happened? The parties separated in June 2016. They have two school-aged children who continue to live …

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Protecting Gifts and Inheritances in Family Law

  In Ontario, marriages are deemed to be a form of economic partnership. As such, at the end of the marriage, under Ontario law, the spouses have a right to share in the wealth generated during the marriage. This is accomplished by a process called equalization under the Family Law Act (“FLA”). Equalization is a …

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Is it a GIFT or a LOAN?

Buying property is expensive. Nowadays, many first time buyers are assisted by the kind contribution of parents or in-laws. If someone in your family is generous enough to provide you with funds, make it clear whether these monies are a gift or a loan. It can make a difference down the line if the marriage …

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Do you need a marriage contract?

June is upon us. I understand from Modern Bride magazine that June is the most popular month for weddings. Unfortunately, it is not the most popular month for marriage contracts. But why? These two should go hand in hand but most couples still marry without a marriage contract. WHY? I find it is because people …

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Important Information on the Special Nature of the Matrimonial Home

Matrimonial Home and What that means for you Your home. It is likely your most valuable and valued asset. But were you aware that your home may qualify for special treatment under Ontario law? A matrimonial home is defined by the Family Law Act as every property in which a person has an interest which is …

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