When You Run Out Of Time, Consider a Standstill Agreement

When to consider the Standstill Agreement. With many individuals getting married later in life, after having established their careers and accumulated some wealth on their own, it is not uncommon for couples to want to enter into a Marriage Contract.

Marriage Contracts can outline how you want to deal with property and support issues in the event of a breakdown of your marriage by, for example, providing that there will be no spousal support payable or by excluding certain assets from division of property.

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What You Need to Know About Prenuptial Agreement

A prenuptial agreement is a contract in which two people who intend to get married outline the rules that will govern their marriage. This agreement also dictates what will happen if the union fails. In Canada, prenuptial agreements are also referred to as marriage contracts. Are thinking about drafting a prenuptial agreement or have you been asked to sign one your future spouse? If yes, here are some things you should know:

Prenuptial agreements are not just for the rich and famous

Prenuptial agreements are very popular among those with substantial wealth.

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Common Misconceptions: Principle Differences Between Common-law Relationships and Marriage

Rights arising under a common law relationship differ significantly from those afforded to married spouses.

In a common law relationship, one becomes a spouse after three years of continuous cohabitation or upon becoming the natural or adopted parents of a child, in a relationship of some permanence. For married couples, one automatically becomes a spouse after marriage, regardless of the duration of the relationship. A married spouse could be entitled to spousal support after one year of marriage;

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Marriage and Cohabitation Contracts in Ontario

If you are preparing to marry or to move in with your partner, it may be wise for you to draft a prenuptial agreement or cohabitation contract. While you may not want to consider the possibility that you will divorce, it does occur sometimes and an agreement can help you protect your interests and assets.

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