Wealth Management & Family Law Part 1: Family Patrimony
About This Episode
Family law is an essential aspect of wealth management that is unfortunately often overlooked. It’s a very complex topic and there’s so much an empowered investor should know about that we decided to do a series where we will discuss the division and the separation of assets in various contexts.
Whether you are entering into a serious relationship, have children that are soon to be married or are in a difficult period and entering into a separation or divorce process, this applies to you. We’re looking at how the different areas of Canadian law treat assets in these situations and what you can do to protect yourself, and understand your rights and obligations.
We are very excited to start the series with our guest, Patricia Fourcand, who will be sharing about the Civil Code in Québec and, more specifically, the family patrimony. Patricia is a lawyer and partner at Miller Thomson, a large Canadian law firm with offices all over the country. She has over 20 years of experience in family law with expertise including divorce, separation, and child custody. Patricia is also a fellow at the International Academy of Family Lawyers, which is a worldwide association that recognizes lawyers that are the most experienced and skilled in family law in their respective countries.
On this episode, Ruben and Patricia talk about what family patrimony is, why it was put into law, the types of assets that are partitioned under the family patrimony, exclusions to the family patrimony, how you can protect your assets, and so much more!
- Why we’re talking about family law (1:25)
- Patricia’s areas of expertise (4:47)
- How assets are divided at the time of separation, death or divorce under Québec law (6:37)
- The main types of assets that are partitionable under the family patrimony? (8:20)
- How a family patrimony is created (10:49)
- The key criteria used to determine whether a car or residence is part of the family patrimony (12:07)
- The historically disadvantaged position many wives were left in after divorce (14:01)
- Introduction of the family patrimony into law (15:45)
- Family residences purchased by one spouse prior to marriage (16:45)
- Inheritances and donations received by one spouse during the marriage (18:43)
- Why clear documentation of gifts and donation is critical (20:07)
- The problem with commingling assets from various sources (21:21)
- The benefit of consulting with a family lawyer before marriage (22:47)
- And much more!
Mentioned in this Episode:
Thanks for Listening!
Be sure to subscribe on Apple, Google, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. And feel free to drop us a line at email@example.com or 514-695-0096 ext.112
Follow Tulett, Matthews & Associates on social media on LinkedIn, Facebook, and more!
Follow The Empowered Investor on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram
Should you Die with Zero?
You’ve worked hard for your money, and you should optimize it by maximizing the life experiences that bring you purpose and fulfilment – in today’s podcast we discuss Bill Perkins’ book around this concept.
Are rising interest rates a curse or a blessing?
2022 has been a challenging year for Canadian investors; inflation is higher, interest rates have been going up, bonds are down, and stocks have been volatile. Typically, bonds have sheltered investors in periods of uncertainty. This hasn’t been the case this year.
Teaching Kids About Money with Will Rainey
How can you teach kids about money at any age give and give them a strong financial foundation? Today we’re joined by Will Rainey, a writer and speaker focused on helping parents and grandparents teach their kids and grandkids about money.
Stay up to date with the latest episodes and posts
3535 St-Charles Blvd.