When two people marry, share a home, and start a family together, they are bound to acquire properties. In most cases partners bring in their belongings into the marriage; receive gifts during the course of the relationship and also incur debts either separately or jointly. While the marriage is still intact division of property is not usually an issue. However, once there is a marriage breakdown property division becomes a big issue, and then the need of correctly determining the meaning of family property arises. Dawn Bennett is an experienced Mississauga family lawyer and will assist you in determining and understanding what constitutes family property.