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- When Must Confidential Business Records be Disclosed in Family Proceedings?
A divorce imposes disclosure obligations on the spouses and the production of documents that can contain sensitive financial or business information. Third parties may also need access to the information to complete tasks such as valuing a spouse’s interest in a business. Understandably, parties pre … Read more »
- Lack of Due Diligence Does Not Invalidate a Marriage Contract
In today’s world, people have a significant amount of freedom regarding the arrangements they can make in familial matters. An example of this flexibility is a marriage contract, also known as a domestic contract in Ontario. This blog will discuss the purpose of such agreements and the grounds under … Read more »
- Commitment to Maintain Life Insurance in Separation Agreement May be Stand-Alone Entitlement
Parties can negotiate separation agreements that require a payor to maintain a policy of life insurance so there is a source of funds available in the event of the payor’s death. These funds can secure the payor’s child support and spousal support obligations. While this is common, not every life in … Read more »
- When is Prejudgment Interest Granted in Family Law Cases?
A party who is receiving an equalization payment can ask the court for prejudgment interest on the amount that is owed. The Courts of Justice Act provides that a party entitled to the payment of money can claim interest “calculated from the date the cause of action arose to the date of the order”. H … Read more »
- Can an Ontario Court Make an Order Dealing with Overseas Property?
During a relationship, a couple may purchase or acquire an interest in property located outside of Canada. Under Ontario’s Family Law Act (also referred to as the “FLA”), a matrimonial home is one that is ordinarily occupied by the spouses as their family residence and are restricted to homes in the … Read more »