Timely Financial Disclosure Key

In Burke v. Poitras, 2018 ONCA 1025 (CanLII), the Ontario Court of Appeal upheld a settlement conference judge’s decision to strike pleadings on financial matters where a family law litigant failed to follow orders to provide basic financial disclosure.

The family law system is based on up front full disclosure of financial matters, including providing up to date financial statements, tax returns and Notices of Assessment and pay statements.  Recent developments require the disclosure of bank account statements, municipal property assessments and other documents to verify values of other debts and assets.

Getting early and clear advice from legal professional will make the financial disclosure process quicker and easier.  Every situation is different.  Some require pension valuations some do not depending on the type of pension.

If you have questions about your divorce or separation, or asset or property division contact Windsor family law lawyers Mary Fox, Tanya McNevin or Thomas MacKay today by calling 519-259-1820.   We serve clients in Windsor, Tecumseh, Lasalle, Essex, Leamington, Kingsville, Belle River, Lakeshore, and throughout southern Ontario.