Can I Change The Locks on The Matrimonial Home?
The Matrimonial Home Probably the number one question asked when people first separate, “Can I change the locks on our home?” If you lived in it with your spouse at the time of separation then your home is likely what is called a “matrimonial home”. Under the Family Law Act, a matrimonial home is defined […]
You Will Need to Buy or Sell the Matrimonial Home
It doesn’t matter whose name the title is in, nor does it matter if it was owned by either of you before you married. If this is the home that you and your spouse have been living in, it is likely to be considered the matrimonial home and it will be divided between you. The […]
Spousal Support and the Mortgage
When you submit an application for a mortgage, the lender will review your finances to determine whether you are able to cover the costs of your debt.There are a number of different factors that the lender will consider, but the largest part of the process is determining how much income you have. When it comes […]
How Do You Know If Your Marriage is Over?
How do you know if your marriage is over or finally reached the point of no return? Every marriage is different, but here are 10 questions to ask yourself.
Divorce, Mediation and Domestic Violence
The legal realities of divorce in Ontario, divorce mediation and its benefits for separating couples, and recognizing/getting out of an abusive relationship.
Don’t Skimp on the Lawyer
No matter how tempted you may be to “keep the divorce lawyer out of it,” don’t put your faith in an office-supply-store separation agreement kit.
What to Do When There’s More Value in Your House than Your Marriage
When a couple hits hard times, it’s awfully tough for either of them to ignore that other factor in their domestic arrangement — the value of their home.
Should You Share Your PIN with Your Spouse?
Sharing your PIN? Money can be about power, emotion, morality, and security, among other things. How does money work with a spouse? Melisssa Leong asked financial experts about this financial quandary.
Why You Should Opt For a Common Sense Divorce
We’ve been conditioned to believe the divorce process has to be both litigious and expensive. But it doesn’t have to be either of those things. If we applied some common sense — putting the beginning of our next chapter ahead of the retaliation we feel for ending the last chapter — it could be a much smoother process.
The Late Shift with Gail Vaz-Oxlade: Divorce and Debt
Gail Vaz-Oxlade discusses the complications that debt and bankruptcy bring to a divorce process with Brian Pritchard (BDO Canada) and Darren Gingras (The Common Sense Divorce).