Spousal Support and Taxes

Deciding to split is hard enough as it is, WITHOUT the stress and worry of what to do come tax season. Fear not, ABB’s got you covered! Check out our list of things that you’ll need to consider this spring. #1: Proof of Separation The taxpayer has the responsibility of proving separation to CRA. This…

Common Law Spouses and Property Division in Ontario

Common law couples do not have the right to seek an equalization of family property under current Ontario legislation – this fact cannot be overstated.  As discussed in a previous post by my colleagues: Division of property is dealt with in Part I of the Family Law Act. When married couples separate, generally speaking they…

Understanding Separation & Divorce

The term “divorce” has a very distinct legal meaning, yet many people fail to understand the difference between separation and divorce. Often the meanings of the two concepts are blurred together. To illustrate, a conversation around a water cooler somewhere in Ontario might go as follows: MAURICE:   Did you hear the news? Moe from marketing and…

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