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My boyfriend and I have been living together for 3 years. He

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My boyfriend and I have been living together for 3 years. He has children from a previous relationship for whom he pays monthly support. If he and I were to marry is there a possibility that his 'ex' could claim against any of my assets for the support payments should my boyfriend be unable to meet the obligations?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Canada Law
Expert:  Debra replied 11 months ago.

Hello! My name is***** you for your question. I'm reviewing it now, and will post back again shortly.

Expert:  Debra replied 11 months ago.

There is no possibility.

Your assets have nothing to do with her.

Neither she nor any third party creditor can ever get your assets just because you get married.

Any assets or debts you end up sharing are between the two of you and don't affect third parties.

So as long as you never sign for a debt or so long as you don't hold joint assets your assets are always safe.

Does that answer your question?

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Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Thanks so much for the speedy response. It confirmed what we thought and put my mind at rest regarding assets that are solely in my name. I appreciate your assistance. Enjoy your evening.
Expert:  Debra replied 11 months ago.

You are very welcome. I am glad I could help.

Take good care.

Expert:  Debra replied 11 months ago.

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