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Steps in a Family Law Case

Three interactive flowcharts help people understand and work through the family law process:

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Web

Produced/Updated In:

2015

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Frequently Asked Questions: On-reserve matrimonial real property

Topics covered in this section of the Centre of Excellence for Matrimonial Real Property website include:

  • Introduction
  • Estates
  • Consultations
  • First Nations Matrimonial Real Property Laws
  • Provisional Federal Rules
  • Transition Period and Coming into Force
  • Implementation

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Web

Produced/Updated In:

2014

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Matrimonial Real Property on Reserves

The Canadian government developed legislation to address a long-standing legislative gap regarding matrimonial real property on reserves. The legislation called the Family Homes on Reserves and Matrimonial Interests or Rights Act received Royal Assenton June 19, 2013. The first part of the Act – the First Nation law-making mechanism – came into force by Order in Council on December 16, 2013.

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English, Français

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Web

Produced/Updated In:

2014

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Separation Agreements: A Plan to Move On After Separation

Recorded on March 7, 2014 – This webinar in the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) series takes a look at what a Separation Agreement is, what makes it legal, what it can and should include, and how it can help a woman structure money, child custody, and visitation issues with an ex-partner.

Available in:

English

Produced by:

METRAC

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Webinar

Produced/Updated In:

2014

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Understanding Matrimonial Property Rights on Reserves

On June 19, 2013, parliament passed Bill S-2, Family Homes on Reserves and Matrimonial Rights or Interests Act. The new law affects “matrimonial real property” (family property) on reserves. The law is not yet in effect; there is currently no date set for when it will come into effect. Topics covered in this resource are:

Available in:

English

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2014

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What are the differences between married and common-law spouses when it comes to the matrimonial home and other property?

Married spouses have legal rights and responsibilities with respect to dividing property that are not available to common-law spouses. This resource lists family property that must be divided upon marriage breakdown, and explains how to determine what property common-law spouses can take from the relationship upon breakdown.

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English

Produced by:

Luke's Place

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Web

Produced/Updated In:

2014

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Division of Family Property on Reserve When a Relationship Ends (part 1)

This is Part 1 of a discussion on the new Family Homes on Reserves and Matrimonial Interests or Rights Act. It was presented by Emily Hill, Senior Staff Lawyer at Aboriginal Legal Services (www.aboriginallegal.ca) in Toronto, at METRAC’s October 2013 training, “When She Decides to Leave: Legal Information to Support Women at the End of a Relationship”.

Available in:

English

Produced by:

METRAC

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Video

Produced/Updated In:

2013

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Divorce and Separation

This section of the Department of Justice website has information on these topics:

  • Divorce and Separation
  • Dividing Property
  • How to Apply for a Divorce
  • The Central Registry of Divorce Proceedings

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English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2013

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Property Rights and Obligations of Married and Co-habiting Partners (Updated March 2013)

Recorded on March 6, 2013  – This webinar in the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) series looks at the Ontario rules for division of family property for married and co-habiting couples following relationship breakdown. Topics include the equalization payment, the matrimonial home, and issues for surviving spouses.

Available in:

English

Produced by:

METRAC

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2013

A Woman’s Guide to Money, Relationships and the Law in Ontario

This online tool was created to help women learn about their economic rights when entering and leaving common law relationships or marriages. It includes information about different legal definitions of spouse in Ontario, spousal and child support, economic abuse, the division of property, and has tools to help women write their own cohabitation or separation agreements.

Available in:

English, Français

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Web

Produced/Updated In:

2012