• What Is a Matrimonial Home?
    What is so special about the matrimonial home? Under family law, the matrimonial home is treated with special rules. But what is a matrimonial home? In Ontario, under s. 18(1) of the Family Law Act[1], the matrimonial home is defined as: “Every property in which a person has an interest… Read more: What Is a Matrimonial Home?
  • Divorce Act Changes
    In the summer of 2019, Parliament made a number of changes to the Divorce Act through Bill C-78. The changes came into force on March 1, 2021. On the Department of Justice website, there are detailed descriptions and explanations of all the changes. An overview of some of the most… Read more: Divorce Act Changes
  • Treatment of RESPs During Separation
    What is an RESP? A Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) is a tax deferral plan that is intended to help save for a student’s post-secondary education. The contributions made to an RESP are not tax-deductible. It is only once the money is withdrawn that the student pays the taxes, but… Read more: Treatment of RESPs During Separation