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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Post-Separation Increase in Value of Matrimonial Property- Who Benefits?

BY: VALERIE DYE The issue of increase in value of matrimonial property becomes relevant when parties try to deal with the sale and division of...

Division Of Assets After A Short Marriage

BY: VALERIE DYE Under the Family Law Act (the Act), where one party owns a home prior to marriage and the home becomes the matrimonial...

Pension Division Under The Pensions Benefits Act: What Spouses Need To Know

BY VALERIE DYE Under the Family Law Act ‘property’ or ‘net family property’ includes all an individual’s property including his or her pension. The significance...

Ways of Ensuring Safety for Children Amidst Parenting Concerns

BY VALERIE DYE In dealing with custody issues the courts are concerned that the child should have as much contact as possible with both parents...

Unjust Enrichment and Common Law Spouses

BY VALERIE DYE  It is now known that common law couples are not automatically entitled to share in assets owned by the other common law...

Protecting Gifts and Inheritance During Marriage

BY VALERIE DYE In matrimonial proceedings, the general rule is that gifts and inheritances do not form part of net family property* and cannot be...

Using the Separation Agreement to Protect Your Estate

BY VALERIE DYE When parties execute a Separation Agreement their main intention is to outline their rights and obligation as it relates to issues such...

Litigating the Domestic Contract

BY VALERIE DYE  Domestic contracts, like other contracts are often challenged before the court. This happens largely, when, years after signing the contract one party...

Securing Rights Through Cohabitation Agreements

BY VALERIE DYE Part IV of the Family Law Act sets out provisions to allow persons to enter into agreements in order to regulate their...

Protection of Spousal Rights to the Matrimonial Home

BY VALERIE DYE  It is fairly well known that property owned by two persons as joint tenants (or jointly) attract the right of survivorship. This...

Professional Development

4 Keys to Unlock Your Big Dreams

BY: KEISHA JOHNSON 1. Own your big dream – The very first step to fulfilling your big dream is accepting personal responsibility for your dream....

How Tragedy Propels Triumph

BY: KEISHA JOHNSON Natalie Hope-Selkin was comfortable in her career as an in-house counsel with one of Canada's largest insurance firms until she found herself...

First Quarter Check In

BY: KEISHA JOHNSON We’ve come to the end of the first quarter of the year, a traditional checkpoint for your goals. How are you progressing...