Monday, March 14, 2016

LawFact of the Day: Family Law

Here is your daily Law Fact from Wise Law for Monday March 14, 2016. Today we are talking about Family Law.

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Ontario’s Family Law Act (FLA) governs the equalization and division of property between spouses upon marital separation. It applies only to spouses who are legally married.

The property rights of common law spouses are not governed by the FLA. Common law spouses may nonetheless have significant family property claims, particularly where property has been acquired in a “joint family venture,” or they have otherwise contributed to the acquisition, maintenance or improvement of property owned by their common law spouses.
- Garry J. Wise, Toronto
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