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Cohabitation Agreements

Unmarried or common-law partners may enter into a cohabitation agreement under Ontario law if they want to live together or already do. The rights and responsibilities that each spouse will enjoy as a result of their partnership are outlined in a cohabitation agreement.

A cohabitation agreement's primary goal is to financially safeguard a couple in the event that they decide to cohabitate without being married. The agreement often outlines the ownership of and/or division of property between the spouses as well as their support responsibilities. Cohabitation agreements cannot include a child's custody or visitation rights.

Contact us today to discuss what you would like to include in your cohabitation agreement with an experienced family lawyer in the Hamilton area. 

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