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Common Law Rights to the Home

Depending on whether a couple is married and considering a divorce or in a common law relationship, their rights will differ. Common law spouses are not married, and therefore do not have the same right to division of property or occupation as married spouses.


How to Deal with the Marital Home During Separation

Often the biggest family asset to be divided during a separation is the house. In the case of a marriage breakdown, the family home(s) or marital home where the spouses ordinarily lived is called the “matrimonial home”.


Why Mediation Matters at JMS Law

“I want a divorce” … your heart skips a beat. Your breath is taken away. You doubt whether you heard it right. You’ve been blind-sided with those chilling words haunting your mind. If you were the one to say them, you may have murmured them quietly with great sadness and resign. You could have shouted […]