Prenuptial Agreements

A couple who are considering marriage or even thinking about living together may want to get a prenuptial agreement, also called a marriage contract. This contract sets out the rights and responsibilities of each individual in the relationship.

While some couples feel this is a necessary step to protect themselves if the relationship should end, that was not its design. Rather, when done correctly a marriage contract can provide both partners with confidence and security. In addition, many people make the mistake of assuming such an agreement is only for couples who intend to marry. But, in Canada marriage agreements can also be co-habitation agreements, designed not to deal with divorce but rather to protect the interests of the individuals’ in a relationship from damage and loss that can help if there is a breakdown. It is also important to note that these types of agreements do not cover all aspects of a relationship including childcare, custody, etc. Some experts have said those who put prenuptial agreements in place are not necessarily anticipating the relationship to break down, but rather are prudent given the high number of divorces in North America.

As experts in the field of family law, our team is equipped and experienced in drawing up these agreements and tailoring them to your unique situation. We can walk you through each step and section of a prenuptial agreement, offering suggestions based on your individual circumstances for you to consider.

While most courts will honour any such agreements they can also be challenged. Therefore, you want to be sure you have your marriage contract or co-habitation agreement drawn up by a professional.

If you feel that a prenuptial agreement may be for you call our office for a free consultation session. Our lines are open 24 hours, every day of the week, 1-888-524-8475.


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