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How to Avoid Probate in Manitoba

The date of separation is particularly significant in matters of family property. It is sometimes referred to as the valuation date, the date on which ...
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The Date of Separation – How is it Determined and Why Does it Matter?

The date of separation is particularly significant in matters of family property. It is sometimes referred to as the valuation date, the date on which ...
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Manitoba Custody Schedules

There are several commonly used schedules in situations where parents are sharing care and control (or custody) of their child(ren) on an equal basis. The ...
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Pre-Nuptial Agreement – what is it and do I need one?

A Pre-Nuptial Agreement is an Agreement between spouses that primarily sets out how they wish to deal with their assets and debts, whether jointly owned ...
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Protection Orders in Manitoba

A Protection Order may be granted pursuant to The Domestic Violence and Stalking Act, provincial legislation that provides remedies to the successful applicant in cases ...
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Asset/Debt Division – Discounts on Family Assets

Family assets are, for the most part, valued based on their fair market value. There are a few assets however that receive special treatment and ...
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Family Property – What is the Shareable Portion of Assets and Debts?

The Family Property Act does not deal with the actual ownership or equal division of a couple’s assets. What it provides is a mechanism to ...
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What legal obligations do I have to my step child?

Blended families are more common than ever in Manitoba. According to the 2016 census, one in every ten Canadian children is living in a step-family. ...
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Do I have Rights in a Common Law Relationship? – Yes, No, and Maybe

Common law partners now have many of the rights and obligations traditionally available only to married couples. Marital status is a straightforward point (married or ...
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What are separation agreements? When are separation agreements useful?

Separation Agreements are contracts between two separating spouses. A separation Agreement can give you everything a court can give you with one exception, a divorce. ...
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