A key thing. Talk to a lawyer because laws vary from province to province.
Had a client call today to ask about not being married and has sole title to house and mortgage but has a boyfriend who lives there, we advised her to talk to a lawyer.
There is a wide spectrum of support and alimony situations, a good testament for a prenup. Not uncommon for someone to have a house, no mortgage or small mortgage, meets person of their dreams, gets married then partner scoops half of equity away. A good family law lawyer is worth its weight in gold.
Sometimes when separating there is anger and acrimony, kids end up suffering the most. Parents can be angry, maybe rightly so, but others may collect big fees and capitalize on the situation.
A legal separation agreement needed before you buy a home, this makes sure that ex is firewalled and can’t go after new house.
A peaceful and mutual decision can save time, money , stress and most importantly, do the right thing for the kids.
Separation and divorce are tough.It is good to get good advice to see you through.
Some of the toughest situations we see involve divorce.