Property Division - thumbnail

Marriage

The law assumes that each spouse makes equal if different contributions. If the relationship ends, they share the family property equally.

Equalization payment

Person with greater new family property (NFP) must pay the other spouse half of the difference.

Common Law

If the relationship ends, no automatic right to equal share of the property. People leave with what they brought into the relationship and can prove they bought during it.

Constructive trust

To receive a larger share, a spouse must prove they made a direct or indirect contribution. Speak with a lawyer!

Property Division - Marriage: Law assumes each spouse makes equal if different contributions. If the relationship ends, they share property equally. Common Law: If relationship ends, no automatic right to equal share of property. People leave with what they brought into the relationship and can prove they bought during it.