The family home is in my spouse's sole name - what are my rights?

The family home is considered a matrimonial asset, regardless of whose name is on the deeds. During a marriage, both spouses have the right to occupy the family home. The non-owning spouse’s rights are:

To live in the family home.

The right to a share of the net equity in the family home.

The right to prevent a sale of the home until a financial agreement is reached in the divorce. This right can be protected by registering a Matrimonial Home Rights Notice.

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