92 – How to Protect Your Assets in a Relationship or Marriage


What You Need to Know to Save Money in Family Court

Some people avoid intimate relationships because they are afraid of what it will cost them. That should not be necessary. Over the course of their lives, people work hard to build up their homes, their savings, their pensions, their businesses and other assets that are important to them. Some people are fortunate enough to inherit important, and valuable, assets from their families, some of which may have been passed down for generations. Cottages and family businesses are items of particular concern in family law matters. One of the most common questions posed to Family Law Lawyers is “how can I protect my assets?”

In this episode of the Family Law Podcast, Certified Specialist in Family Law, John Schuman, explains some of the key concepts for protecting assets, gifts and inheritances during marriages and common law relationships. He has five tips (listed in the contents below) that can save people hundreds of thousands of dollars if they ever have to go through a divorce or separation. A video version of ⁠this episode is available on YouTube⁠. If you found this episode helpful, check out these other episodes:

85. ⁠⁠Four Things Everyone Gets Wrong About Divorce Law⁠⁠

83. ⁠⁠Family Law Strategies That Fail… and Tips to Succeed⁠⁠

82. ⁠⁠Mistakes People Make Doing Their Own Separation Agreement⁠⁠

81. ⁠⁠Can Separated Parents Agree to No Child Support?⁠⁠

79. ⁠⁠⁠What Am I Legally Required To Do First After Separating? ⁠⁠⁠ 

71. ⁠⁠⁠The Impact of the Crazy Real Estate Market on Separation & Divorce⁠⁠⁠ 

60. ⁠⁠⁠Should I Take My Ex to Family Court?⁠⁠⁠ 

59. ⁠⁠⁠Why You Won’t Get Custody of the Kids⁠⁠⁠ 

53. ⁠⁠⁠How to Pay Less Child Support⁠⁠⁠ 

40. ⁠⁠⁠How to Keep Your Money in Divorce and Separation ⁠⁠⁠ 

36. ⁠⁠⁠Is Family Court Biased? ⁠⁠⁠ 

The Ontario Family Law Podcast is a companion to the book, Guide to the Basics of Ontario Family Law, which is available as a $9.99 ⁠Kindle eBook⁠, or ⁠iBook for your iPad or iPhone⁠ and as ⁠a paperback from Amazon⁠ and better bookstores. Get it here: ⁠⁠https://schumanlaw.ca/family-law-guide.html

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