The inherent rights to land of Indigenous peoples are not accurately reflected in the Canadian Legal system.
The federal government has said it will change the laws that affect the property rights of people living on-reserve and will allow First Nations to pass their own laws about owning and dividing land and houses on their territories.
If a couple has a cohabitation agreement, it should say who can live in the home and how the value of the home will be divided.
The couple must follow what the agreement says, as long as the agreement is legal.
For more information about property laws on-reserve in Ontario, contact the Aboriginal Legal Services of Toronto at (416) 408-3967 or at The Ontario Native Women's Association at 1-800-667-0816 or at you are married or unmarried, you are responsible for the debt you accumulate in your name, or the debt that you accumulate jointly with someone in both your names.
If you're married the amount of debt you owe is subtracted from the total amount of your property value when you're calculating how to equally divide property at separation.
If they do either of these things, the court can rule that the deals were illegal.
A couple can have more than one matrimonial home if they spend a lot of time at the property as a family.
From this amount they must subtract the value of what they owned before they got married, their debts and any inheritances or gifts.
Step 2: The couple must calculate the equalization payment amount.
The most important differences between married and unmarried spouses concern how the law deals with the home where you live, your property, and your debts.