FAQs Property Division, Sharing & The Matrimonial Home

Can I run out of time to ask the court to divide my property?

Yes, there are legal time limits for the division of property. If you want to ask the court to settle a disagreement over how to divide property between you and your spouse you must ask within a certain time after the breakdown of the relationship.

The important time limits to know are as follows:

  • 2 years after you receive your divorce
  • 6 years after the date the parties separated with no chance of reconciliation
  • 6 months after the death of a spouse

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Russell Alexander

Russell Alexander is the founder of Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers and is the firm’s senior partner. At Russell Alexander, our focus is exclusively family law, offering pre-separation legal advice and assisting clients with family related issues, including: custody and access, separation agreements, child and spousal support, division of family property, paternity disputes, and enforcement of court orders. We have locations in Toronto, Markham, Whitby (Brooklin), Lindsay, and Peterborough.

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