Our legal firm is experienced in many aspects of the real estate process when purchasing, selling or refinancing a home or building, and we understand the importance of legal processes when it comes to family law matters. Call our lawyers today if you have any questions about our practice or if you would like to schedule a free consultation to go over your legal needs.
As a vendor, your lawyer will assist you in the preparation of the agreement. Your lawyer prepares the Statement of Adjustments and the closing documentation and makes arrangements to pay out all of the existing debts secured against the property. The closing adjustments include all prepaid items such as property taxes, condominium fees or fuel oil.
Although registration is now electronic and the process itself is virtually instantaneous, (in most areas - there are exceptions, for example the former counties of Grenville, Dundas, Glengarry, and Leeds) the actual time it takes to close is dependent upon several factors.
Typical timing for picking up keys at your lawyer’s office is mid-afternoon. It could be as late as 5:00 PM (this is the time that the electronic system shuts down), or, if things go very well, as early as noon. But don’t count on your keys to schedule your movers, or to have your appliances delivered or your carpets cleaned until later in the day.
Generally, under the laws of the Province of Ontario, when parties separate they have a right to an equal share of the wealth they each acquired during the marriage. This process is called the equalization of net family property.
Matters of child custody, access, and child support can be changed when there has been a material change in the circumstances of the parties or the child. Not every change is a material change, but if it is material, (meaning significant) then a change can be made, based upon the new circumstances as they exist.
There are often options other than the court for the resolution of conflict. Some matters can be negotiated by lawyers to a successful conclusion without the use of court at all. Sometimes a meeting of the parties with their lawyers can result in an agreement which everyone finds is fair and just. Other matters can be referred to a mediator or arbitrator for the resolution of specific issues in a timely manner. Even after a court action has been commenced, often there are opportunities for the parties to make use of alternative dispute resolution so as to reduce the level of conflict and move to a resolution in which the parties have participated in as well.