Wise Law Blog: LawFact of the Day: Family Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Wednesday April 5, 2017. Today we are talking about Family Law. The property rights of common law spouses upon separation are not governed by any Ontario statute. Common law spouses may still advance family property claims, especially where property has been acquired in a “joint family ...

Wise Law Blog: Kerr v. Baranow: SCC Makes Headway in Family Law Unjust Enrichment Claims

The Supreme Court of Canada’s February 2011 decision in Kerr v. Baranow highlighted the entitlements of cohabiting, but unmarried spouses in in family property claims.  The Court’s ruling on resulting trust and unjust enrichment claims will have positive reverberations for cohabiting partners, a group that is not currently recognized under any of Canada’s provincial matrimonial property regimes.  Prior to this ...