That's exactly what I'm saying ... any assets brought into a marriage is generally not included if you can prove you brought the asset into the marriage...only assets purchased during marriage and accumulation of interest/dividends/work pensions etc are divided... if you owned a house before marriage it's best to get a prenup.psudolam wrote: ↑Jun 16th, 2017 7:50 amNope, she may get an equalization payment, in addition to share of the matrimonial homes, at least in Ontario.
Property division for married couples
When a married couple separates, usually each spouse keeps their own property but they share any increase in the value of their property that happened during their marriage. Usually this means that one spouse must give the other spouse an "equalization payment".
Each spouse must calculate his or her "net family property" (NFP). To do this, each spouse adds up the value of his or her property (less any debts) on the date of separation and subtracts the value of his or her property (less any debts) on the date of marriage. The spouse with the higher NFP then pays the other spouse half of the difference. This is the equalization payment.
Special rule for matrimonial homes:
A "matrimonial home" is a home where a married couple had been living together just before they separated. There can be more than one matrimonial home, for example, a cottage could be included.
When calculating a spouse's NFP, the value of his or her property on the date of marriage does not include any home that is a matrimonial home on the date of separation. This means if the same spouse still owns the home on the date of separation, his or her NFP will include the home's total value, not just its change in value during the marriage.
Special rule for gifts and inheritances:
Any gift or inheritance that a spouse received during the marriage is not usually included in their NFP calculation. But if the gift or inheritance was used to buy or help pay for a matrimonial home, it is included.
Special rule for Canada Pension Plan credits:
These credits are not included in the NFP calculation because they are divided separately.
http://www.cleo.on.ca/en/publications/p ... ed-couples
These automatic property sharing provisions only apply to married spouses. If you are in a common law relationship, you are not entitled to an equalization payment, but may be entitled to a payment from your spouse to pay you back for a direct or indirect contribution to property that he or she owns. These claims are referred to as trust claims.
https://www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on. ... _property/
Also judges will look how long were you married for spousal support and if you have a child ... you will never be able to wiggle out of child support payments regardless of marriage or not but spousal support is on the basis of length of marriage and if you have kids.