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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