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How To Deal With Matrimonial Home While Getting Divorce in Ontario

Ontario divorce laws have clear guidelines on how to divide property and assets in a divorce. Considering two in five marriages in Canada end in divorce, the issue of the matrimonial home comes up often and is one of the more common topics where disputes can arise. If you are getting divorced in Ontario and …

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Presto! Turning a Debt Into an Asset Through Marriage and How a Prenuptial Agreement Can Help

So when is a debt not a debt? Is it possible for a debt to be treated like it is an asset? The short answer is yes. And here is how… Whether you have an outstanding loan or postsecondary school debts; unpaid credit card debts or payments on a car that you bought, in the …

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Ontario Recognizes Common Law Tort of Family Violence – Awards Wife $150,000 In Damages

In the groundbreaking decision Ahluwalia v. Aluwalia, 2022 ONSC 1303, Justice Mandhane of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, established the common law tort of family violence in Ontario. After hearing submissions by both sides (including a self-represented wife) after an 11-day trial, Justice Mandhane recognized the common law tort of family violence (at para. …

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Prenuptial Agreements in Ontario: An Upstream Approach to Avoid Separation Devastation

What is a Prenuptial Agreement? A prenuptial agreement is a written agreement that couples make typically before they get married (although it is always possible to create one after the marriage has occurred). These agreements identify in writing what each partner wishes to preserve or exclude from dividing in the event that they ever separate …

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