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Unfair divorce settlement could affect seniors well into retirement

In one of our posts from March, we discussed the upward trend of divorce among baby boomers and how separating seniors may have complex property division concerns. Dividing matrimonial property may be particularly complicated if either party has gone through a prior divorce or brought children into the marriage. A recent report on bankruptcy filings among seniors in Ontario underscores the importance of reaching a…

What factors do Ontario judges consider when making spousal support decisions?

When you think of marriage, you likely think of a relationship based on emotions and shared experience. But the law views marriage differently. In Canada, provincial, territorial and federal laws treat spousal relationships as financial partnerships, and the law sets out rules for the division of matrimonial property when a spousal relationship ends. Often spousal support is one of the more complex and contentious financial…

How can a separation agreement benefit divorcing spouses in Ontario?

If you’re feeling uncertain about the future now that you and your spouse have separated, then you are not alone. Many separated spouses are not sure of how to proceed in terms of ending the marriage fairly and equitably. You’re not only dealing with emotional stress; you also have legal concerns, which may include matters of property division, child care, spousal support and moving house. …

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