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Family law can often be the most painful area of the law to deal with. Not only are you facing emotional strains from trying to sustain a relationship with your children, spouse, or other family members, you may also be dealing with the financial implications of altering your current family structure. Family Law News is intended to assist you in understanding the legal implications of your current family law situation and keep you up to date with current news that can affect your family.
The parties in Vranich v. Vranich needed to verify when the couple separated in order to determine the rights and obligations of each party under the Family Law Act. Erika and Darko Vranich married in 1975. They separated and reconciled several times after 2004, leaving a question as to what date should be used as the couple's valuation for their divorce proceedings. [Read more.]
Question: I have a common law spouse and we shared a home together. The house belonged to her prior to our relationship and title is solely in her name, but I have been living in the home with her for almost four years now. We have separated. Do I have any rights to the house? [Read more.]
Buxar Domestic Contract Case
In Buxar v. Lukich, Buxar filed a claim in Ontario Family Court that she should be the owner of her engagement ring after a failed relationship. Lukich counter-claimed that he should be returned the engagement ring he purchased for his former girlfriend, that Buxar should return to him his portion of the down payment the couple made on what was to be their matrimonial home in Michigan.
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