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In the middle of a divorce; my ex-wife just started building

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In the middle of a divorce; my ex-wife just started building a new luxury vacation property but she owes me 400,000 of matrimonial debt - owed immediately to the provincial government
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Canada Law
Expert:  Debra replied 2 months ago.

Hello! My name is Debra (formerly known as Legal Ease). Thank you for your question. I'm reviewing it now, and will post back again shortly.

Expert:  Debra replied 2 months ago.

I am not quite sure of the facts just yet.

Please let me know your province and the basic facts.

Then please let me know your specific question.


Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I am a physician and my soon-to-be ex wife and I mutually owe around 800,000 back to the government and it is due in thenext few weeks. I am wondering about putting a lien on a luxury vacation property that she is building [worth about 1.6 million]
Expert:  Debra replied 2 months ago.

You cannot put a lien on the property unless you get a court order.

If this property is being built using matrimonial property and you start a lawsuit you could obtain and register a certificate of pending litigation on the title but that doesn't freeze the title. It is just a caution that tells others there is a potential lawsuit about the property.

But to out a lien on it to secure an interest you would need a court order.

Does that clarify the law?

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Expert:  Debra replied 2 months ago.

Is there anything more I can help you with at this point in time?

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