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When does property cease being "marital" in a divorce?

Marital property typically refers to assets obtained during the course of a marriage. But with many Ontario divorces taking several years, including a long period of separation, many wonder when assets obtained by either party cease being marital property. Since support is governed by federal rules while property is governed by provincial legislation, the answer to this question can vary depending on what divorce issue is being negotiated.

Splitting Canada Pension Plan Credits: What You Should Know

When a marriage ends, part of the process requires that couples divide their property. In Ontario, the contributions of both spouses throughout the duration of the relationship are recognized and typically shared equally. In some instances, there may be exceptions such as excluded property or one spouse could owe the other equalization payments.

Divorce Act changes: are they in the ‘best interest of the child?’

Proposed changes to federal divorce law may better protect children caught up in divorce. Among other items, the bill aims to replace terms typical of contentious divorce, such as ‘custody’ and ‘access’ with ones aimed at more effectively identifying children’s best interests and reducing conflict between couples.

Unpredictable Incomes Can Be Problematic In High Asset Divorces

There are a range of factors that come into play when determining child and spousal support payments including the paying spouse or parent’s annual income before tax. In instances where income has the potential to vary significantly, this can pose a problem when it comes to deciding on a final amount.

Study shows shifting gender roles can affect divorce risk

There are many reasons people end their marriages. The question many engaged couples or newlyweds ask is whether they can tell if their relationship is at risk for divorce. While it is impossible to conclude with certainty whether a marriage is destined to end, there are a few warning signs Ontario couples can consider based on recent studies.

Grey divorce can have added financial challenges, research shows

Everyone knows that marital breakdowns can come with hefty price tags. But the age of an Ontario couple and their stage in life can make a big difference in the financial impact they experience in a divorce. According to recent research, divorcing when older, such as in one's 50s or 60s, is more detrimental to finances than a breakup earlier in life.

Announcing a divorce as a united front usually the best tactic

Many couples look forward to announcing engagements and marriages, but announcing a marital breakdown is a very different matter. Finding a delicate way to inform friends, family, co-workers and even social media followers for higher-profile individuals is important in preparing for the healthiest possible divorce. Ontario couples who are divorcing or separating should consider a few tips before breaking the news publicly.

What is the best way to ask for a divorce?

The process of ending a marriage can have many challenges, but the having the initial conversation about breaking up with a soon-to-be ex can be among the most difficult. Often, Ontario individuals and couples find the process of planning to leave a marriage more stressful than actually taking those first steps. There are some tips to help people bring up a divorce with a spouse.

Tips for retirement planning after divorce

Ending a marriage later in life can come with many unique challenges. Among these are concerns about how the divorce will affect retirement plans and financial security. While children may be grown and homes may be paid off for older divorcees, plans for leaving work behind or moving somewhere new for retirement may be thrown off by the life change. While it may not be easy, there are some steps individuals in Ontario can take to work towards their retirement as a newly single person.

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