It’s an agreement that you sign before you start living together. It dictates what happens if you go your separate ways. A cohabitation agreement can help prevent lengthy and expensive separation cases that often involve mediation, arbitration and court.
No, a cohabitation agreement can be drafted for any couples that plan on living together. In BC, if you live together for two or more years, you are considered to be married under common law applications. Upon separation, the same laws apply to married couples as they do to common law couples. It’s recommended that the agreement be signed before you start living together
You may put anything you want in the cohabitation agreement including division of property and spousal support. However, if you discuss time-sharing and other matters related to children under 18, those matters may not hold up if the court determines that your agreements were not made in the best interests of those children.
A prenup is an agreement you sign with your spouse before getting married. They can make a future divorce go a little more smoothly. Our qualified expert lawyers can guide you through the process.
If you’re ready to separate, then a separation agreement should be in place. We can help you draft an agreement that makes sense for your unique case. It’s what we do.
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