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A marriage contract is a legal contract that is created by two
people before or after they get married. It enables couples to
choose their matrimonial regime, with the goal to protect their
property or to clearly define their rights and responsibilities in
It typically outlines the rights and responsibilities of each
person in the marriage, as well as any assets or property that will
be owned by the couple. A marriage contract may also include the
terms and conditions for the ownership of property, assets, and
debts in the event of a divorce or death. The marriage contract can
also include gifts between the spouses or to the children.
There are restrictions under Quebec Law for the assets forming
part of the family patrimony, which are subject to mandatory legal
provisions that cannot be set aside by contract between the
A marriage contract may be signed at any time during your
marriage to modify your matrimonial regime.
The content of this article is intended to provide a general
guide to the subject matter. Specialist advice should be sought
about your specific circumstances.
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