Family Relations Act

Family Relations Act and the Collapsed Sale #251

Legally Speaking

By Gerry NeelyB.A., LL.B. The sale of a home registered in the name of one spouse only collapsed when a matrimonial dispute led the other spouse to take proceedings under the Family Relations Act to protect her interest in the family home. The licensee who experienced this unforeseen end to what appeared to be a “done deal”,

Property Purchase Tax Act (Continued) #107

Legally Speaking

By Gerry Neely B.A. LL.B On July 10, 1987, the Ministry of Finance closed the loophole referred to in the second example in Column 106 by an amendment to the PPTA, rather than by regulation. The first example given in that column of the purchase by a husband and wife was intended to illustrate the