Are common law couples really ‘the same as married’? Part 2 of our commonly misunderstood family law concepts series

One of the most common misconceptions in family law is that a couple who has lived together for a lengthy period without getting married, often referred to as common law spouses, is ‘the same as married’. The law in Ontario draws significant distinction between married and unmarried couples, most significantly in terms of property division.…

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Contributing to the Purchase of Property for your Child? What You Should Both Know First

Toronto real estate prices are at an all-time high and many first-time buyers require financial assistance to make their first purchase. This assistance often comes from parents. While these arrangements can be hugely helpful to the recipients, there are potential family law issues of which both contributors and recipients should be aware. While a parent…

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