Recent Posts in the Division of Assets & Property Articles Category

  • Equalization Payments & the Matrimonial Home

    Upon separation, spouses may receive a special “equalization payment”, based upon an equal division of their wealth acquired during the marriage. When ...
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  • Canada Pension Plan Credit Splitting

    As you may have heard, former spouses (both married and common-law) are eligible to “split” their Canada Pension Plan (CPP) Credits after their ...
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  • Restraining & Non-Depletion Orders (Freezing Assets)

    There are two general classes of restraining orders allowed for under the Family Law Act (the provincial legislation governing the breakdown of a ...
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  • Handling of The Matrimonial Home

    Part II of the Family Law Act is dedicated specifically to the matrimonial home and the possession, designation and alienation of it. This part, ...
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  • Who Gets the House?

    Ownership has no bearing on possession. S. 19(1) clearly states that both spouses have an equal right to possession of a matrimonial home and ...
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  • Equalization: The Calculations

    Once you and your spouse satisfy the definition in s. 1(1) and show that an event has occurred which triggers your entitlement to bring a claim under ...
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  • Equalization

    When you and your spouse separate and/or divorce it may be necessary that a division of property and equalization payment ensue. Therefore, an ...
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  • Division of Property & Assets: An Overview

    According to the Canadian Constitution, the federal government has authority to enact legislation dealing with Marriage and Divorce, and the provinces ...
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