Ontario Family PROPERTY DIVISION Lawyer

Property division upon family dissolution is much more about math than it is about law. 

The principles of property division upon relationship breakdown are quite simple in theory, but can be factually quite complicated if you own many types of property. The fundamental principle is that family patrimony is split down the middle for everything acquired during the time of the marriage or common law relationship.

The math is easiest if you both started with nothing, and didn't acquire anything during the relationship that was kept separate from the family - like a business or inheritance. The math becomes tricker if different property entered or left the family unit at different times.

Accountants, appraisers, pension valuators and business valuators may need to be involved to arrive at a fair number on the value of family assets that are subject to division.