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Forum: Common Law Issues 04-06-2011, 10:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,687
Posted By KanataKathy
Confused2; Offer her $1k, contingent on her...

Confused2;

Offer her $1k, contingent on her signing all documentation to take her name off title. Agree to pay the real estate lawyers fees. Hope like hell it ends amicably at this point.
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Forum: Common Law Issues 02-27-2011, 02:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,379
Posted By KanataKathy
So she wants it for nothing? Get an order to put...

So she wants it for nothing? Get an order to put it up for sale. Perhaps you can include a 'first right of refusal clause' if you want to keep it...
Forum: Financial Issues 02-18-2011, 12:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,576
Posted By KanataKathy
If the car is in his name, and the car loan is in...

If the car is in his name, and the car loan is in his name, then you should be able to walk away from it.

With respect to the house, I like Pharah's idea of mediation. From my own experience,...
Forum: Financial Issues 02-16-2011, 04:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,576
Posted By KanataKathy
Assuming that you've both contributed equally to...

Assuming that you've both contributed equally to the acquisition of these assets, then an equal split would be reasonable.

If the two of you can nail down as much detail as possible before...
Forum: Common Law Issues 02-16-2011, 03:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,421
Posted By KanataKathy
Is it a common-law marriage? This is the common...

Is it a common-law marriage? This is the common law issues sub-forum...
Forum: Financial Issues 02-10-2011, 12:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,001
Posted By KanataKathy
If you claim the $150k as debt, the judge will...

If you claim the $150k as debt, the judge will likely want to see proof that it was a loan, and that you've made some payments towards that loan.

I would call it was it was, a gift to you. When...
Forum: Financial Issues 01-30-2011, 10:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,658
Posted By KanataKathy
I don't see any reason for her to change the...

I don't see any reason for her to change the custody arrangement if everything has been working ok up until now.

As for the child support issue, that's a tough one. Obviously you want to provide...
Forum: Common Law Issues 01-27-2011, 11:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,823
Posted By KanataKathy
So, I'm gathering that the 4 of you purchased...

So, I'm gathering that the 4 of you purchased this house in 2009 as tenants-in-common each with a 25% share.
Did you contribute to the purchase of the house, ie downpayment or land transfer taxes?...
Forum: Introductions 01-24-2011, 12:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,937
Posted By KanataKathy
Like Bill M. says, it *should* be...

Like Bill M. says, it *should* be straightforward. I was in a similar position some 11 years ago, and it was MY lawyer who tried to get into a p!$$!ng match with my ex's lawyer, wanting to 'school'...
Forum: Common Law Issues 01-20-2011, 11:22 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,172
Posted By KanataKathy
As other posters have commented, there certainly...

As other posters have commented, there certainly is a lot of 'fluff' in the OP's first post - The fact that you're a single parent won't sway anyone here, and won't sway a judge, either. Because...
Forum: Divorce & Family Law 01-18-2011, 12:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,588
Posted By KanataKathy
Well played sir, well played!

Well played sir, well played!
Forum: Financial Issues 01-14-2011, 08:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,428
Posted By KanataKathy
What is YOUR lawyer saying? Perhaps you should...

What is YOUR lawyer saying? Perhaps you should ask a 2nd lawyer.

While your ex may feel it's unfair that he lose his original investment from house A, (and I can see where he's coming from), the...
Forum: Financial Issues 01-14-2011, 05:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,428
Posted By KanataKathy
Yes, it's the matrimonial home under the Family...

Yes, it's the matrimonial home under the Family Law Act. If you're in 'the final stretch' of your settlement, your lawyer should have already told you this...

You've gotten some good advice from...
Forum: Common Law Issues 01-13-2011, 12:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,279
Posted By KanataKathy
As a result of my case conference, I thought I...

As a result of my case conference, I thought I should update this thread for the benefit of others who might find themselves in a similar predicament.

Things deteriorated between the two of us,...
Forum: Common Law Issues 01-07-2011, 11:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,412
Posted By KanataKathy
Have the house appraised. Offer her half of the...

Have the house appraised. Offer her half of the increase in the value of the house.

http://www.ottawadivorce.com/forum/f11/common-law-11-months-she-wants-half-7302/
Forum: Financial Issues 01-02-2011, 08:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,302
Posted By KanataKathy
It's been a while since I paid for daycare, but I...

It's been a while since I paid for daycare, but I always claimed my daycare costs on my income tax return, and my ex claimed his portion.

We only had one receipt from the caregiver, but Revenue...
Forum: Common Law Issues 12-22-2010, 02:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,254
Posted By KanataKathy
The Case Conference is coming up shortly in the...

The Case Conference is coming up shortly in the new year and I've got my fingers crossed.

With the lawyer's fees I've paid so far, I should be the honorary poster-girl for the "why you need a...
Forum: Common Law Issues 12-22-2010, 02:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,254
Posted By KanataKathy
Have to agree with billiechic and Mess. If she's...

Have to agree with billiechic and Mess. If she's not putting a claim in against your house and she's leaving you with the boat, count yourself fortunate.

I have a freeloader living in my house...
Forum: Divorce & Family Law 12-20-2010, 11:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,614
Posted By KanataKathy
Mannaguy; Not sure if you're in Ontario,...

Mannaguy;

Not sure if you're in Ontario, but here is a little info on case management, at least in that province.

Ontario Family Family Law Court Processes, Procedures, and Steps to Expect...
Forum: Divorce & Family Law 11-19-2010, 09:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 920
Posted By KanataKathy
I met with one other lawyer before settling on...

I met with one other lawyer before settling on the one I have retained. My current lawyer was recommended to me by another lawyer (mostly does real estate) who's opinion I value.

However, I see...
Forum: Financial Issues 10-28-2010, 01:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,071
Posted By KanataKathy
If you buy a house, make sure you are...

If you buy a house, make sure you are tenants-in-common, and not co-owners. If you're putting all the capital into the house, have yourself listed as the tenant-in-common with a 99% share, her with...
Forum: Common Law Issues 10-26-2010, 01:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,894
Posted By KanataKathy
Dear, I can understand you'd like to be able to...

Dear, I can understand you'd like to be able to get a place for you and your daughter. However, it still remains that the two of you acquired the debt, and the two of you both came up with money to...
Forum: Common Law Issues 10-26-2010, 11:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,894
Posted By KanataKathy
IF he chooses to litigate, AND he (or his father)...

IF he chooses to litigate, AND he (or his father) kept good records vis-a-vis the $40k used as a downpayment, arguably, he *could* have a case.

However, depending on who accrued the $30k in debt,...
Forum: Divorce & Family Law 10-21-2010, 03:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,299
Posted By KanataKathy
First, there shouldn't be any reason for the...

First, there shouldn't be any reason for the court to favor one parent over the other, unless there are other circumstances to be considered. Tell her in no uncertain terms that you want a 50/50...
Forum: Common Law Issues 10-12-2010, 08:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,488
Posted By KanataKathy
Is he still making payments on the laptop? Does...

Is he still making payments on the laptop? Does he have a receipt to show that he is the owner of the laptop ie (who is the legal owner)?

I would suggest that if he is the owner of the laptop...
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