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How do you introduce a Marriage Contract to your fiancée?

Video: How do you introduce a Marriage Contract to your fiancée?

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

Jurisdiction: Ontario (Canada)

[Host: It’s got to be a difficult discussion to have, isn’t it? I mean saying to someone, “You know, listen, I got to be honest with you. You know, we’re going to get married and …” Do you have some suggestions as a family lawyer about how we could handle something like that?] You know, it’s just an uncomfortable topic. It is, and so there’s not many ways you can turn an uncomfortable topic into something less than that. But for those people who are motivated to do it, we give them some tips or hints on how to approach it. Certainly not a week or a day before the wedding. A long time earlier and it’s not always a bad thing to make somebody else the ‘bad guy’. So for exmaple, if the parents have property and the son or the daughter’s name is on title for the property. And that person gets married, they could say, “You know, my parents just don’t want our property having to be cut up and …” … (click here for more)

Steven Benmor

(’First Take Live’ video clips courtesy of Dan Carter Productions. Original Broadcast: 2007) 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.