When you get married, the law treats your marriage as an economic partnership. If your marriage ends, the value of the property you owned as at the date of marriage, the increase in the value of the property you brought into your marriage, and the value of your property at the date of separation, will be accounted for. There are exceptions to this rule.
The law also provides that you and your husband or wife have an equal right to stay in the family home. If you separate, you will have to decide who will continue to live there.
In addition, the laws of Ontario provide that you may be entitled to financial support for yourself and your children when your marriage ends.
Couples who feel that the law does not suit the kind of relationship they have can make other arrangements in a marriage contract.
Marriage contracts or cohabitation agreements are very important legal documents. You should think carefully about your decision. Speak to a lawyer and exchange financial information before signing a marriage contract.
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