Property distribution is the first topic explained as most folks have to deal with it in one way or another. We have produced some good material on how to divide your stuff. We have gathered the statutes, answered lots of questions and even prepared a video.

Most people are able to work things out on property without going to court and the odds are in your favor for reaching settlement. When people do go to court for property division the process is long and expensive. That’s probably why most people, eventually, work things out.

Some people are able to agree – easily – by sitting down at the kitchen table. Most people require a bit more effort, and help, to work things out. It can be a real hassle to list everything you own, figure out it’s current value and then come up with a plan for dividing it all. That hassle gets even worse if you are paying lawyers to help.

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Costs Awards in Family Law Proceedings

In a recent case, an Ontario court expressed its concern about the manner in which two parties had engaged in a protracted 9-day trial to determine their property issues. What happens when, as the court stated, the process “has taken over, to the detriment of both parties”? The Background The parties were married for four …


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Is It Ever Too Late To Seek Spousal Support?

Something you may often hear about in legal circles is limitation periods, which simply put, are the time limits required to bring an action in court. While many things related to family law that people may wish to settle in court are subject to limitation periods, spousal support is not. But that’s not to say …


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Court Refuses Wife’s Request to Set Aside a Marriage Contract

Can parties really rely on contracts they sign with respect to spousal support? In a recent case, an Ontario court considered a wife’s request to set aside a marriage contract she and her husband had signed approximately nine years before they separated. The Background The parties signed a marriage contract in May 2007, one day …


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