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Three ways a prenuptial agreement (marriage contract) can benefit your marriage

If you are planning a wedding, the ideas of individual wealth preservation and life after divorce may not exactly be on your radar. If they are, you might feel guilty about discussing a prenuptial agreement, also known in Ontario as a "marriage contract".  (Unmarried couples can also enter into a "Cohabitation Agreement".  Much of what we write here can apply in that situation as well.)

How COVID-19 could affect your divorce

Various sources have reported an anticipated increase in divorces stemming from COVID-19. Stay-at-home orders force couples to spend all day every day together, creating or exacerbating tension; people are struggling with job loss; parents are overwhelmed with having kids at home instead of school.

4 reasons why the courts may set aside a premarital contract

Domestic contracts have become increasingly common in recent years. Between cohabitation being more common and later marriages that involve significant separate property, more people are in a position to benefit from the protections of contracts, including a prenuptial agreement.

What is parental alienation?

Losing access to and time with your children because of a divorce can be devastating. Feeling like your ex is attempting to turn your children against you makes the situation even more painful.

Parents: Get creative to stay connected to kids

Splitting your time with your children after a divorce or separation is a difficult adjustment, no matter how much or little time they are away. However, spending meaningful time with each parent is often in the child's best interests, which is why many Toronto parents will share parenting time.

What custody schedule may work best for you and your kids?

It's common for Toronto family law judges to encourage parents to sort out a custody schedule among themselves. Many parents here in Ontario find deciding how to trade-off time with their child difficult to do. There are some popular custody schedules that you may be able to use in negotiating with your ex though.

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