CONGRATULATIONS! YOU'VE DECIDED TO GET MARRIED. IT'S A WONDERFUL TIME, BUT THERE'S MORE TO THINK ABOUT THAN JUST THE PERFECT WEDDING AND HONEYMOON.Marriage is more complicated than it used to be. People are marrying later in life and perhaps for the second or third time. Often they are bringing more assets and more liabilities into the relationship, blending children from previous relationships, and generally facing all kinds of new challenges. Marriage contracts, wills and Powers of Attorney are all valuable ways to set your expectations in advance.Do We Need a Marriage Contract? is written in clear, nontechnical language and includes real-life examples based on Canadian cases. Cochrane includes a sample marriage contract to address the critical issues you need to be aware of, including:Protection of assets brought into the marriageThe special practical and financial concerns of blending children into new familiesFamily pressure to have a marriage contractBusiness pressure to have a marriage contractHow to have a discussion with your partner and not spoil the romanceHow marriage contracts work with your wills and Powers of AttorneyHow to work in a cost-effective way with a lawyerHow to avoid the relationship mistakes that lead to divorceThis is your future together. Get it right from the very beginning. Take the advice of Michael Cochrane, a lawyer with more than 30 years of experience in family law, and carefully consider the numerous issues that can affect your relationship.