Case Study

Invalidating a Marriage Contract


Our legal team at KLG Barristers and Solicitors triumphantly achieved the objective of setting aside a marriage contract due to a lack of full financial disclosure by one party. The fundamental issue revolved around the failure of one spouse to disclose vital financial information, including the acquisition of three newly purchased properties and other significant assets. This case underscores the importance of transparent financial disclosure in marriage contracts, a matter of legal significance in the realm of family law in Canada.

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Background In the context of family law, marriage contracts serve as essential legal documents that outline the financial arrangements and responsibilities of spouses in the event of divorce or separation. These contracts, while legally binding, must be entered into with full transparency, ensuring that both parties are fully aware of each other's financial standing before making any legally binding commitments.

In the case at hand, our client, represented by KLG Barristers and Solicitors, sought to invalidate a marriage contract on the grounds of inadequate financial disclosure. The client had discovered that their spouse had failed to disclose critical financial information, including the ownership of three recently purchased properties and other substantial assets, during the execution of the marriage contract. Such non-disclosure raised significant concerns regarding the fairness and legality of the contract, prompting our legal team to take action in pursuit of a just resolution.


The primary issue at the heart of this case was the lack of full financial disclosure on the part of one spouse during the creation of the marriage contract. This non-disclosure extended to the ownership of three recently acquired properties and other substantial assets. Given that marriage contracts are intended to provide a clear and equitable financial framework for spouses in the event of separation or divorce, the failure to disclose these critical assets undermined the validity and fairness of the agreement.

Our legal team at KLG Barristers and Solicitors embarked on a comprehensive legal strategy to address this issue. We diligently gathered evidence to demonstrate the non-disclosure of assets and the resultant impact on the marriage contract's fairness. Armed with this evidence, we presented a compelling case to the court, asserting that the failure to disclose vital financial information rendered the contract unjust and, therefore, unenforceable.

In response to our arguments, the court ruled in favor of our client, invalidating the marriage contract due to the lack of full financial disclosure. This decision emphasized the importance of transparency in such agreements, reaffirming the legal principle that parties must provide complete and accurate financial information when entering into marriage contracts. Our client's rights were protected, and the court's decision upheld the principles of fairness and equity in family law.


KLG Barristers & Solicitors operates an environment wherein lawyers and paralegals collaborate in an associative manner as opposed to a partnership, enhancing the efficacy of our legal services.

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