When you end your marriage or common-law partnership, dividing your property can be one of the most contentious elements of the split. Property can represent both a financial and emotional investment, and parties typically want to protect those investments.
Canadian Pension Plan contributions may be equally divided between spouses who have decided to divorce or separate. Both spouses did not need to contribute to the program -if only one spouse made payments, the other party may still claim a share.
Many couples that own pets say they develop a relationship with them akin to raising children. There is an emotional bond and a level of care and affection provided to pets that is not given to other types of property. However, there is currently no legislation that dictates pets should be shared between divorcing spouses. Pets are treated like property, and essentially remain with the person who obtained or brought the pet into the relationship.