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Marriage Contracts

January 4th, 2014 — Family

Ontario family laws provide certain legal rights to you and your spouse once you are married.  These include the following:

  • -the value of the property you acquired during the marriage will be divided in half
  • -the increase in the value of the property you brought into the marriage will be divided in half (with some exceptions)
  • -both husband and wife have an equal right to stay in the matrimonial home
  • -you may be entitled to financial support from your spouse for you and your children upon the end of a marriage
  • -upon marriage, your existing will is revoked
  • -etc.

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