Domestic Contracts Ontario
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A domestic contract allows both parties to protect rights and avoid future disputes.
There are several types of domestic contracts. Cohabitation Agreements and Marriage Contracts cover what will happen in the event of a future relationship or marriage breakdown, or upon death of one of the spouses.
Paternity Agreements provide for custody, access, and a child’s residential arrangements with both parents, as well as child support, where the parents are not married and have never cohabited.
Separation Agreements provide for custody, access, child and spousal support and division of property, upon separation if you are married or cohabiting.
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Ontario Domestic Contracts
Separation Agreements are legally binding contracts that resolve family issues for couples that no longer wish to live together. Negotiating the terms of a Separation Agreement is the first step in a divorce proceeding.
Issues that are addressed in a separation agreement include child custody, access and support; spousal support; as well as division of property.
A Cohabitation Agreement is a legal agreement that should be negotiated, prepared and signed before a couple enters into a common law relationship.
Cohabitation agreements set out clearly the rights and responsibilities of both cohabitating spouses in the event of a future breakdown in the relationship.
Marriage Contracts are also known as pre-marital or pre-nuptial agreements. They may be entered into prior to or during a marriage. A marriage contract can protect your assets at the time of the marriage, and protect you in the event of a breakdown of the marriage.
A paternity agreement is a legal document that can clarify and protect your rights regarding the responsibility of children. Issues that are addressed include child custody and access and responsibility for child support and child related expenses.