Toronto Domestic Contracts Law Firm

Marriage breakdown can be costly. Without effective legal planning, assets can be lost to a spouse and the divorce process itself can result in high legal fees if discord leads to litigation.

At the Toronto, Ontario, law firm of O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP, we can help protect your and your children's gifts and inheritances and other property through the creation of tailored domestic contracts before marriage (often referred to as "prenuptial agreements" and "premarital agreements," and in the case of couples who are not married, "co habitation agreements") or in some situations (particularly for estate planning purposes) post-marital agreements. For example:

  • Marriage contracts can specify which property will remain separate or excluded from claims on marriage breakdown or death before disagreements and marriage breakdown or death occur, including in situations involving second marriages.
  • We can provide legal advice on the handling of gifted and inherited property, including interests in trusts.

By planning for claims on matrimonial breakdown and death, individuals can protect their and their children's ownership of financial assets, real property, trusts, business interests, insurance policies and various other types of assets.

Contact the Toronto domestic contracts lawyers of O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP.

At O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP, we provide estate planning, probate and wealth protection advice and have helped many individuals and families.

Firm founder Margaret O'Sullivan is recognized by domestic and international legal directories as a leading Canadian estate planning lawyer. Margaret:

  • Frequently lectures regarding estate planning and probate law
  • Has held leadership roles in various trust and estate legal organizations
  • Has acted as an expert witness

Also practicing at O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP is lawyer Susannah Roth. Susannah has practiced trust and estate law since being called to the bar in 2002, and has written and lectured in various subject areas in trust and estate law. She has sat on many committees of the Ontario Bar Association, and is a past chair of the Trusts and Estates Section Executive Committee as well as a past member of Council and current trustee of the OBA Foundation.

Emma Hamilton's practice includes estate planning, estate administration and estate dispute resolution. She was called to the Alberta bar in 2016. Emma is currently completing the Diploma Program of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).

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