Marriage Rights and Obligations
Marriage in Ontario is governed by the Marriage Act. Marriage is a legal contract between two people—of opposite sexes or of the same sex—that carries with it certain rights and obligations.
For a marriage to be accepted as legal, participants must be 18 years of age or older (although, a person may be able to marry at 16 or 17 years of age with written permission from the parents).
Whether or not a spouse is entitled to support payments depends on various factors, such as the length of the relationship and the financial impact of the marriage on each spouse.
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