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My common-law spouse purchased commercial shortly after he

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my common-law spouse purchased commercial shortly after he and his children moved in with me 13 years ago. I was in a divorce settlement suit at the time and was advised not to be put on title but could be later. Now my spouse says the properties are not mine and I have to purchase shares....which I do not have money for. I have always seen these properties as jointly ours and now he is unwilling to give me %50 shares. My divorce lawyer said he would argue that I am entitled to half of everything gained during the common-law relationship so I guess I am better to divorce this man, even though I don't want to, but it seems the only way to gain my half of everything. Any suggestions? Do I have to buy shares? At what value? Thank you
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Canada Law
Expert:  Ulysses101 replied 2 months ago.

Hello, thank you for the question.

Are you separated at this point?

Are the properties owned by his company or business?

Were you involved in that business?

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