Category: Marriage and Divorce Law Articles

What is spousal support?

In Ontario, spousal support is money paid from one spouse to the other for financial support upon the breakdown of a relationship. A couple is said to have been in a relationship if they were legally married; they were in a common-law relationship for at least three years; or they had a biological child or […]

Separation Agreement

A Separation Agreement is — a legal contract between separating spouses or partners which helps the separating parties unwind both their financial and their family-related matters. Under Ontario’s Family Law Act, for a Separation Agreement to be valid, the partners must have negotiated the agreement freely—without duress or undue psychological pressure exerted by either partner. While […]

Marriage Contract

When Should You Get A Marriage Contract?

    A Marriage Contract is a legal document, a contract made by two people before or after they get married.  It usually sets out what happens if the couple parts ways, generally financial arrangements, but can also deal with other issues that might be in contention.  A Marriage Contract can apply to couples in […]

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