Grey Divorce
201802.26
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Grey Divorce

Divorce does not discriminate. It happens in short marriages (the so-called “starter marriage”), in medium length marriages (8 to 20 years) and in long term marriages (20 plus years) as well. Couples who are very young, middle aged and older can all be affected. When parties in their fifties and older separate, the phenomena has…

Thinking About a Marriage Contract or Cohab?
201708.28
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Thinking About a Marriage Contract or Cohab?

There are many issues to consider when deciding whether to marry or move in with a partner.  One of them is whether or not you want or need a domestic contract.  The following are some thoughts on these kinds of contracts to assist you in your decision. Many people are afraid of marriage contracts or…

Title Trumps:  The Effect of Placing a Property in Joint Tenancy
201705.26
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Title Trumps: The Effect of Placing a Property in Joint Tenancy

Griffith v Davidson, a recent Ontario Superior Court of Justice decision, has confirmed that placing a property in joint tenancy means sharing the property equally on relationship breakdown.  The question before the court (on appeal from an arbitration) was whether the common law wife held the property on resulting trust for the common law husband,…