Family Law

Domestic Contracts

Domestic contracts are specialized agreements that deal with various stages and situations related to a couple’s relationship.  These types of agreements can include: Marriage Agreements, Cohabitation Agreements, and Separation Agreements.

Marriage Agreement

A written contract providing for the rights and obligations of spouses during marriage, and on separation, which usually provides for financial arrangements and division of property.

Cohabitation Agreement

Two persons who are cohabiting or intending to cohabit and who are not married to each other can enter into a cohabitation agreement in which they agree on their respective rights and obligations during cohabitation, upon marriage, upon ceasing to cohabit, or upon death.

Separation Agreement

An agreement between two persons who cohabited and are living separate and apart in which they agree on their respective rights and obligations, including: division of property, support obligations, decision-making responsibility or parenting time with respect to their children, or any other matter in the settlement of their affairs.