What Is the Definition Of Property In Ontario? Can Ontario Courts Make Orders With Regards to Property Of Married Spouses Located Outside of Ontario?
It is important to outline what constitutes ‘property‘ upon breakdown of the marriage in the context of family law disputes regarding property in Ontario. The Family Law Act, which is the pertinent legislation in Ontario dealing with proprietary rights in the context of family law, at section 4, defines property as “any interest, present or future, vested or contingent, in real or personal property”. Such property can be located within or outside of the Province of Ontario. Read more
Glen Schwartz is an Associate Lawyer at the Toronto law firm of Nathens Siegel, LLP where she practices exclusively in the area of family law.