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Can I enter into a Marriage Contract after we get married?

By: Steven Benmor, B.Sc., LL.B., Family Lawyer

Jurisdiction: Ontario (Canada)

“Can I enter into a Marriage Contract after we get married?” The best time to enter into a Marriage Contract is a few months before the marriage.

Once married, each spouse immediately obtains Family law rights which can only be waived or limited by a Marriage Contract that is signed by both spouses.

If the Marriage Contract is prepared after marriage and one of the spouses refuses to sign it, these rights will not be limited or waived.

Steven Benmor

About the author: Steven Benmor practices Family Law in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Visit Steven Benmor’s online Family Law Resource Center for concise answers to many more frequently asked Family law questions, feature articles on Family law topics, dozens of links to other Family law websites, and more at The information on this page is for discussion purposes only. It is by no means legal advice or even a statement of the law on this subject. Please do not rely on the accuracy or completeness of this information. Any question or concern elicited by the information on this page should be taken to a lawyer who will consider the facts of each case and the legal remedies available.