When wealthy people marry, their lawyers often advise them to ensure that their fiancé signs a prenuptial agreement. The goal is to protect the wealthy person’s family in case, the marriage breaks up and/or the wealthy spouse dies. So, if the couple each hire good lawyers and the prenuptial contract clearly spells out their agreement, is that ‘pre-nup’ still open to challenge? Maybe. Let’s look at the law.Read More
Under Ontario’s Succession Law Reform Act, where a deceased, whether testate or intestate, has not made adequate provision for the proper support of his or her dependants, the court may order that such provision as it considers adequate be made out of the estate of the deceased for the proper support of the dependants.