Domestic contracts are legal agreements that are specifically tailored to address various stages and situations related to a couple’s relationship. These agreements can include Marriage Agreements, Cohabitation Agreements, and Separation Agreements.
A Marriage Agreement, colloquially known as a “prenuptial agreement,” is a contract entered into by two individuals who intend to marry. It sets out the terms that will govern the division of property, spousal support, and other related matters in the event of a separation or divorce.
A Cohabitation Agreement is a contract entered into by two individuals who intend to live together in a conjugal relationship but who are not married. This agreement can address similar issues as a Marriage Agreement, such as property division and support obligations, in the event of a separation.
A Separation Agreement is a contract that sets out the terms of a separation between two spouses. This type of agreement can address issues such as division of property, spousal support, child support, and custody and access.
Our Domestic Contracts practice provides specialized representation for clients seeking to create or dispute domestic contracts. We have significant experience in negotiating and drafting these agreements, and we are committed to advocating for our clients’ interests in the event of a dispute. Whether it is a prenuptial agreement, a cohabitation agreement, or a separation agreement, our team has the expertise to ensure our clients’ rights are protected and their objectives are achieved.
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A marriage agreement is a legal agreement between two spouses that sets out how they will deal with their finances, assets, debts, and property during the marriage and in the event of separation, divorce or death. It can cover a range of issues, such as spousal support, property division, and custody arrangements. A marriage agreement can be especially useful for those who are entering into a marriage with significant assets, or who have children from previous relationships.
A cohabitation agreement is a legal agreement between two people who are living together or plan to live together but are not married. The agreement sets out the couple’s rights and obligations during the relationship, as well as what will happen if the relationship ends. Cohabitation agreements can cover many of the same issues as a marriage agreement, including property division, spousal support, and parenting time and decision-making responsibility.
A separation agreement is a legal agreement between two people who are separating or divorcing. The agreement sets out how they will divide their property, deal with support payments, and arrange for the care and custody of any children. The purpose of a separation agreement is to provide a clear and binding framework for the resolution of all issues that arise from the separation. Separation agreements can be entered into at any time, but are often used when couples want to avoid going to court to settle their differences.