Losing Your Cottage To Your Spouse in Divorce
Even though your cottage may have been in your family for generations, it can be particularly vulnerable during a divorce. Since the cottage can be a matrimonial home, your spouse can have the legal right to continue to use your cottage after separation and may be able to employ various strategies to get ownership of it through the property division process. On the other hand, a spouse may not want to “separate” from a cottage after pouring his or her heart and soul into that “peace of paradise” even though it is owned entirely by his or her ex-spouse and family. Many people are surprised at just how easy it can be to lose a cottage in the Ontario Divorce process.
In this informative video, Certified Specialist in Family Law, Divorce Lawyer John Schuman, explains how cottages can be at risk in a divorce He also explains the steps you can take to protect your ownership of the cottage and everything that is at the cottage and how you can gain an interest in a cottage you do now own through your own hard work. In addition, John gives over how when Ontario’s Family Law results in a spouse losing a cottage unfairly, there are ways to correct that unfairness.