Despite the general principles that apply to property owned on the date of separation, Ontario law places the spouses’ rights to a matrimonial home in a separate category. Few people know that the act of marriage creates an automatic equal ownership of a family residence, regardless of who owns the home.
Each spouse is entitled to occupy the home, regardless of who owns the home. Few people know that a spouse who owns the home before marriage may need to share the total value with their other spouse at separation, even though that other spouse made no contribution to its purchase.
Steve Benmor and his team of divorce professionals have been advising clients on their rights to the matrimonial home for over 25 years. To get personalized advice from Mr. Benmor today, call 416-489-8890 to Book a Strategy Session.
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