How Collaborative Helps: Property

Every property and asset situation is different, and without the correct guidance it can make the separation process confusing and messy. A team of collaborative professionals can help you understand what you’re owed and how best to handle an agreement. We answered some of the most common property questions below so you can feel confident moving forward with collaborative practice. 

Should I move out of the family home or should my spouse move out?

Unless there are safety concerns for you or your children, it is usually not advised to move out until you have consulted a professional. Choosing to separate collaboratively means that both of you have a say in what happens to your family home. 

Your financial professional will provide you with scenarios that prioritize your wants, needs, and budget. If your goal is to keep the home, we will make sure you understand the long-term financial impacts of doing so.    

What if my spouse hides assets?

Before you make any decisions, you will have all the financial information you need.  Spouses do not hide assets in Collaborative separations.  Collaborative professionals are not going to help your spouse to hide assets.  

Can I keep my home, cottage, and pension when we separate or divorce?

Maybe.  Every family has unique circumstances that need to be considered. Your collaborative team will work with you to see if you can keep that home. 

Ready to get started with the collaborative process?

It all starts with finding a professional near you and reaching out for a consultation. You’re taking the first steps towards reaching a smart settlement to your seperation. 


Learn how the Collaborative Process can help you easily navigate your family financials after separation.


Understand the ways the Collaborative Process allows you to handle property & assets.


Collaborative Practice allows for couples to arrange a cohabitation agreement or marriage contract.


See how Collaborative Practice is the best option for protecting your children's best interests.

Time & Cost

Collaborative Practice has the benefit of a reduced time commitment and lower expenses.

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