Feb 12, 2019
Katherine Cooligan is the Regional Managing Partner of the Ottawa office of Borden Ladner Gervais. She practices civil litigation with a special focus on family law. She drafts negotiates, and reviews marriage and domestic contracts as well as negotiates separation and cohabitation agreements and addresses issues such as child support, spousal support, custody financial issues, and business issues that arise from a separation or divorce. Katherine is an author, public speaker, and has been selected by her peers to be noted in the 2019 Best Lawyers in Canada (Family Law).
Katherine joins me today to share how wealthy individuals can protect their wealth and assets when entering into, or during, marriage or common-law relationships. She reveals how domestic marriage contracts work and how they can help avoid prolonged anguish in the case that a marriage or a common-law relationship breaks down. She offers advice on protecting the business you might own, inheritance you might receive, and the property you have. She also shares how family law can defend the passing down of generational wealth to children and grandchildren.
“It’s all about knowing what you are doing before you do it - and making sure you take advice or get a document that will protect an asset.” - Katherine Cooligan
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