Announcement: New Family Law Services from Beeksma Law

Disclaimer: This article on our family law services is intended for the purposes of providing information only and is to be used only for the purposes of guidance. This article is not intended to be relied upon as the giving of legal advice and does not purport to be exhaustive.

At Beeksma Law, we serve and advocate for families and businesses with their legal needs. 

Beeksma Law will now handle preparing cohabitation agreements and uncontested divorces. Book a consultation today to discuss preparing these documents for your family. 

What are cohabitation agreements? 

A cohabitation agreement in Ontario is a legal contract between two unmarried individuals who live together in a domestic partnership. The agreement outlines the rights and responsibilities of each partner in regard to their shared property, assets, and finances. 

You would draft a cohabitation agreement to provide clarity and security for both partners and help resolve any disputes.

In Ontario, cohabitation agreements can cover a wide range of issues. This includes dividing property, support payments, and decision-making authority in the event you separate. It is important to note that a lawyer should carefully draft and review a cohabitation agreement to ensure it is enforceable. It is also important for both partners to fully understand the terms and conditions of the agreement before signing it.

What are uncontested divorces? 

Uncontested divorce in Ontario refers to a divorce proceeding where both parties agree on all the terms of their separation, including the division of property, support payments, and the custody of any children. In an uncontested divorce, both parties agree to file a joint application for divorce, which is a simpler and quicker process compared to a contested divorce. Uncontested divorces are often less time-consuming and less stressful for all parties involved.

The process of obtaining an uncontested divorce in Ontario begins with both parties filing a joint application for divorce with the court. Subsequently, you would file that alongside a separation agreement, explicitly outlining the terms of the separation. It’s imperative that the agreement complies with Ontario law and receives signatures from both parties. If, upon review, the court finds the joint application and the separation agreement satisfactory, it will proceed to grant the divorce order.

Why Beeksma Law? 

At Beeksma Law, we pride ourselves in providing excellence for our clients. Our pedigree, experience and breadth of expertise means that our clients are getting legal representation that 

While we largely handle estate law, family law and estate planning often intersect. Having your cohabitation agreement or divorce align with your estate plan makes for fewer complexities after you pass away. 

To learn more, please book a consultation with our team today. We would be happy to discuss your unique circumstances and needs. 

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