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Changing The Locks in Ontario: The Law on Separated Spouses, Possession & the Matrimonial Home

Changing The Locks One of the most common questions is whether the spouse who remains in the matrimonial home after separation can change the locks in order to exclude the other spouse. In Ontario, the short answer is: No. If the now-separated married couple were living in the matrimonial home, and one of them has […]

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Selling the Matrimonial Home & An Introduction to Ontario Divorce Laws

Selling Your Home: “We’re Officially Separated – Can I Change the Locks on the House?” When a couple first separates under contentious circumstances, I will often get questions about what each party’s respective rights are in the early stages, i.e. before the long process has started of formally dividing up their assets and dealing with […]

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