There are very concrete rules in place when it comes to property division when a married couple divorces. But how does property division work for common-law couples who choose to separate? In Canada a couple is considered to be common-law when they are in a conjugal relationship have lived together for at least one year. […]
Many people believe that when you get a divorce all property is divided down the middle. This is not the case. In Ontario lawyers use something called equalization to ensure that each party gets what they are entitled to. Equalization is a fancy legal term that is essentially the payment from one spouse to another […]
Divorce can be costly but spending doesn’t have to get out of control. Here are a few tips for how to keep costs low during the divorce process.
Getting a divorce is one of the most difficult things you will go through in your life. You need a team of professionals to help. Here are the top three professionals who are essential to have on your divorce team.
Clean Break co-host Daren Givoque talks with Tina about his process and experience as one of the few Certified Divorce Financial Analysts (CDFA) in Eastern Ontario. Find out what a CDFA is and how they can help you feel secure financially in one of the most uncertain times of your life.
Buying a house is not easy and the complex mortgage industry doesn’t make it any easier. There are few factors that go into whether a bank or private lender will give you a mortgage. Some people think that as long as you have a good income getting a mortgage will be easy, but that is […]
Dividing assets can be a tricky business when it comes to divorce. Throwing a savings account that affects your child’s future into the mix can make things even more complicated. RESPs are a great way to save for your child’s education but deciding what to do with them if you and your partner separate is […]
Financial problems are the leading cause of relationship breakdown. In fact, a Bank of Montreal poll found that fighting over money was the top reason for divorce among Canadians, even ahead of infidelity. A recent BDO Canada poll found that many Canadians are hiding financial secrets from their partners. In a world that survives on […]
Budgets are important no matter what life stage you are at. Any financial adviser, accountant or even your own mother will tell you that having an idea about what your expenses are and where your money is going is imperative to ensuring financial security. When it comes to divorce, sitting down and figuring out how […]
A home is usually the biggest asset a couple has to consider when going through a divorce. Navigating the complex world of mortgages is not an easy task and knowing how to deal with a home when it comes to reaching an equitable settlement can be complex. Mortgage brokers are your best ally when it […]