Who Gets the Increase In Value in the Home After Separation?

With property values going up tens of thousands of dollars every year, and the family court process often taking more than a year to complete (which is why man people chose mediation or collaborative practice), who gets that additional money from the family home or matrimonial home can be an important issue in separation or divorce. The answer to that question depends on the specific facts of each case. Some facts that make a difference are whether the couple is married or common law, whether they own the house jointly, or only one spouse owns it, who paid the expenses of the home during the relationship and after, and several other factors can affect the answer.

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To contact John Schuman, Certified Specialist in Family Law, call 416-446-5847, email him at john.schuman@devrylaw.ca, or use the form on this page.

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