Is January Divorce Month?
201801.09
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Is January Divorce Month?

Happy New Year to everyone. I hope the holidays treated you well and you have survived the deep freeze. I spent a week at a cottage on the shores of beautiful Georgian Bay. I learned a lesson my mother tried to impart for years: Hats keep your head warm. But I digress… There has been…

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,…