Property Division & Divorce Ontario
Not all assets are treated the same.
Property division can be one of the most complex aspects of divorce in Ontario. While in some cases finding and valuing assets may be straightforward, in others it is far from clear who owns what and how much property is worth. The matrimonial home has a unique place in divorce, and property division calculations given several special rules that apply only to this unique asset. These include the rules regarding valuation on the date of marriage, exclusion for gifts and inheritances, and possession.
Elliot S. Birnboim has over 20 years of experience, not only as a family lawyer, but also as a senior commercial litigator at the Bay Street firm of Chitiz Pathak LLP. With this history of complex business litigation, he has grown adept at locating hidden assets and ensuring proper valuation of all forms of property.
Understanding the basic principles of how equalization of property works is just the starting point. It requires experienced counsel to understand the particular nuances of each asset that forms part of the equalization to truly achieve optimal results in the divorce and separation.
Elliot will talk you through the issues and ensure that it all fit together for a sound strategy moving forward. That strategy requires detailed consideration and, in particular, an understanding of the particular assets that can have an unusual impact upon the outcome, including:
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Property division in divorce can be difficult for spouses in Toronto. A family law lawyer can help. To learn what your rights are, contact us for a free consultation. Get in touch today at 1.800.648.7943 or 416-800-2573 to schedule a time or contact us online.