What happens to our property while we wait to reach a final agreement or get a court order?

Under the family law, orders can be made about property before the division of property is finalized by agreement or court order.

There orders can:

  • Provide for use of property, such as orders for exclusive occupancy of the home that will determine who stays in the family home while your property issues are resolved
  • Provide for interim division of property to fund activities designed to resolve the dispute, and
  • Protect property where there are concerns that one spouse may do something that would undermine a fair division of property. These would be used where there is concern one spouse might sell or transfer the property

These orders do not affect any right to ownership and do not impact the final division of property.

We recommend that you get legal advice if you need more information about these types of orders.