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Nathalie Boutet, based in Toronto, is an experienced family law lawyer, accredited mediator and certified Family Enterprise Advisor, skilled at providing unique strategies and out-of-court results to the complex legal, financial and human matters related to separation or divorce for high-net-worth families and business owners. Contact Nathalie by email.

Who gets the cottage when couples divorce?

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It’s a peculiar asset when it comes to divorce, because under Ontario’s Family Law Act, the cottage may be considered a second matrimonial home. Here are some facts you should know about the post-divorce ownership and use of your holiday home.

Separating during the pandemic: What homeowners need to know

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COVID-19 has impacted all sectors of the economy, including real estate. The uncertainty is particularly challenging for homeowners who are at a crossroad in their relationship or in the process of separating.

Property possession and gifts when separating

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When one of the spouses in a couple already has ownership of a house, the law that applies to that house differs for common-law and married couples in the event of a separation or divorce.

Trial separations and real estate

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Many couples who are thinking of separating are unclear about how family law determines division of the family property – including cottages and rental property.