Experienced, Results-Oriented, Family Law Lawyers Representing Clients During the Negotiation, Drafting and Enforcement of Marriage Contracts

A marriage contract (sometimes referred to as a prenuptial agreement or ‘prenup’) is a good idea for couples who want to outline – in advance – what will happen to each partner’s assets and finances if a marriage should unfortunately break down. Marriage contracts can be entered into, and are legally enforceable, for both same sex marriages and opposite-sex marriages. Unmarried individuals have the option of drawing up a similar agreement, often referred to as a cohabitation agreement.

What is Included in Marriage Contract?

Typically, a marriage contract is drawn up by a family law lawyer in advance of a marriage, and outlines an agreement on matters such as:

Contact Our Family Law Lawyers for Assistance in Drafting Marriage Contract

At Gelman & Associates, we can help you draft a marriage contract, or enforce a pre-existing agreement. Contact us today to learn how a marriage contract drawn up by experienced family law lawyers can help protect your rights and assets upon separation.

With six offices conveniently located throughout Aurora, Barrie, Downtown Toronto, Mississauga North York and Scarborough, we are easily accessible by transit and off-highway. Call us at (416) 736-0200 or  1-844-736-0200 or contact us online for a confidential initial consultation.

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Interim Spousal Support and Child Support

An Ontario court recently considered a case where the mother sought interim child support and spousal support from the father. In granting the mother’s motion, the court outlined the factors that it must take into account when making an interim order for support.   What Happened? The parties were married in January 2005 and separated …


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Ongoing Battle Over Whether Indigenous Law Should Apply over Ontario Family Law in Support Dispute Continues

We previously blogged about a contentious child support and spousal support dispute, in which an Indigenous father argued that band law should apply in lieu of Ontario family law where disputes involved Indigenous families. The original trial judge disagreed with the father’s position, and the father appealed further. The appeal is scheduled to be heard …


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Variation of Support in The Face of a Separation Agreement

An Ontario court recently considered a spouse’s request to reduce the child support and spousal support obligations that had been set out in the parties’ separation agreement. What Happened? The parties began living together in June 1983, married in December 1985, separated in August 2009 and divorced in January 2012. The parties had three children …


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