March 2018 Archives

Property division: How does an inheritance figure into a divorce?

If a married individual is gifted with a sizable amount of money and the relationship breaks down, is it fair that the money should be split upon divorce? When it comes to property division issues in Canada, a person can protect an inheritance if a marriage ends in divorce. The most obvious way is with either a prenuptial agreement prior to getting married or a postnuptial agreement once the parties are already married.

Family law: How to help kids through the divorce of their parents

Couples who put their children's needs first when they are separating have made the wisest decision. Family law in Canada always ensures children's welfare is paramount in any situation and that includes when their parents are divorcing. Former couples who develop a positive relationship as co-parents are indeed looking after both the physical and mental well-being of their kids.

The legalities surrounding property upon divorce or separation

What happens to property when a couple splits up depends upon their status. If a couple in Canada is married, the spouses have definitive ways in which property is divided. That isn't so if a couple has been in a common law union. Married couples who separate haven't formally ended the marriage until they are granted a divorce. As soon as a common law couple decide to call it quits, that's the end of the relationship and no legal formalities are needed.

Making sure divorce is the right option for couples in Canada

No couple who ties the knot ever wishes to untie it. But stuff happens in life that sometimes just can't be fixed other than by letting go. There are some things, however, a couple in Canada might consider doing or thinking about before taking the final plunge -- divorce -- to end their marriage. After all, relationships change over time and some experts say perhaps the communication between partners isn't what it once was. For relationships to survive the long haul, they need to be nurtured.

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