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If You Love Me, Put It in Writing

If You Love Me, Put It in Writing

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Published by Richard Day
If you are about to marry, or live with someone, protect yourself and your assets with a written agreement. This book-plus-CD provides you with the information and templates you need to construct a legal agreement before you put your assets at risk!
If you are about to marry, or live with someone, protect yourself and your assets with a written agreement. This book-plus-CD provides you with the information and templates you need to construct a legal agreement before you put your assets at risk!

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Published by: Richard Day on Aug 29, 2009
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IF YOU LOVE ME,PUT IT IN WRITING
 Alison Sawyer,
BA
,
LLB
Self-Counsel Press
(a division of)
International Self-Counsel Press Ltd.Canada USA
 
Contents
Introduction
 xi
Part One — Contracts
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1The What, Why, Who, When, and Where of Contracts
31.What Is a Domestic Contract? 32.Who Can Be a Party to a Domestic Contract? 73.Why Enter into a Domestic Contract? 84.When Should an Agreement Be Made? 105.Where, or under Which Law? 13
2Basic Legal Requirements
171.Mutual Promises or an Exchange for Value 172.Contract Language 183.Sealing the Bargain or Signing the Agreement 194.Fairness 205.Disclosure 206.Independent Legal Advice 22
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7.Grounds for Setting aside the Whole Agreement 237.1Duress 237.2Material misrepresentation or fraud 247.3Unconscionability 247.4Undue influence 247.5Mistake 25
3The Content of an Agreement
271.Property 282.Marital Property Law 292.1What is marital property? 292.2The matrimonial home 323.Property for Non-Married Couples 333.1Trust law 343.2Gifts 343.3Joint ownership 354.Children 355.Spousal Support 37
4Specific Considerations
391.Real Estate 392.Provisions on the Death of One Spouse 413.Provisions When a Business Is Involved 424.Enforcement 47
5Negotiation
491.Decide Why a Cohabitation Agreement Is Desirable 502.Disclosure and Valuation 50
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