...to a family member?
Pretty often, cottage properties carry with them lots of happy memories. Good family times at the cottage. Maybe the cottage has been held in the family for some generations. Maybe the cottage was the one “constant place” where family returned summer after summer, while other family homes in the city were bought and sold.
Cottage properties can have all kinds of legal problems attached to them.
Lots of our clients say this to us. Something about the law appealed to them. Maybe they were playground advocates – sticking up for the rights of other children who were being bullied. Maybe they had the experience of participating in a “moot court” during high school: attending at the court house, wearing the robes and making the arguments. Or maybe they just really enjoyed law programs on television: Suits, with Meghan Markle (who has since then gone on to fill another role); or the old Canadian Street Legal, which 20 years later is about to get a reboot.
You and your married spouse or common-law partner are separating. And you both want a separation agreement that resolves all issues between the two of you. Legally. With the best likelihood of finality. Which means: you want a separation agreement that resolves everything to do with your kids: parenting arrangements and where they’ll live. And everything to do with support. And everything to do with property.
Our law firm has been a part of Innisfil history for some 44 years and we had great fun reminiscing about our early days! Here’s Part 2 of our proposed contribution!
Did you know that the Town of Innisfil will be Celebrating its 200th Anniversary in 2020? Innisfil was first surveyed in 1820, and there’s lots of information about its early history on Wikipedia.
But did you know that the Innisfil Historical Society, a wonderful local organization of individuals keenly interested in all our local stories, is working on a publication to celebrate that event?
Anderson Adams deals with lots of new home purchases. That’s partly because we’re located at 8034 Yonge Street in an area with lots of new development and new home construction, just south of the Barrie South Go Station. That means we’re very close to the lands annexed a few years ago by Barrie, where building is booming. And the Town of Innisfil also has lots of other new home construction at every price point.
Pretty much nobody wants to go to court. At Anderson Adams, whether you’re being sued or you need to sue somebody, we try hard to resolve matters through alternate dispute resolution techniques: negotiation, mediation, collaboration, arbitration.
What are the key changes? There are significant new protections for tenants.
You’ve separated. Maybe you were married. Maybe you were common-law or cohabiting spouses. Maybe you had kids together and maybe not. Maybe you owned a house or acquired other assets during your relationship, and maybe not.