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March 2014 Archives

The Matrimonial Home

In Ontario, the Family Law Act is the legislative source of matrimonial property laws. That is to say, when a marriage breaks down and the couple is deciding how to divide up the assets and the debts that they accumulated over the course of that marriage, their lawyers look to the Family Law Act. One issue that the Family Law Act deals with explicitly is the rights and obligations on marriage breakdown in relation to the matrimonial home.

Glossary & Acronyms

As I promised some time ago, we would put up a Glossary and Acronym definitions page.
It is still a work in progress, and we will continue to add to it as long as we continue to write this blog. I will also be adding appropriate links to the page, but our useful links page covers that for the most part already. You can find the glossary in the tabs above. Or, just click here.

What is an estate trustee and what are his or her obligations?

In previous posts, we've discussed why it is important to have a will, and some of the issues that might arise if you die without one. We also looked at some of the things that need to be considered when contemplating your will, or testament. You can review those considerations here. One of those considerations asked you to consider who you wanted to administer your estate. The administrator, or "Estate Trustee" considerations are further elaborated in this post.