Did You Know? » Matrimonial Home – Solely Owned by One Spouse


While matrimonial homes are commonly jointly owned by spouses, that is not always the case, particularly (although not exclusively) when a spouse owns the home before marriage.

The matrimonial home is afforded special protection and treatment in Ontario and it can be protected by a spouse who is not a titled owner of the home through a matrimonial home designation.

A matrimonial home designation gives formal notice that the property cannot be dealt with, including but not limited to selling, transferring and encumbering the home, without the consent of the spouse who registered the designation.

If you have questions regarding your matrimonial home, please contact us.

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