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Barrister, Solicitor & Notary

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The Law Office of Gary E. Ainsworth, LL. B. can answer any questions you might have about Family Law, specifically domestic contracts.

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So you have decided to get married and you want to have an agreement prepared dealing with your respective rights and obligations. These rights and obligations may be matters within the marriage itself or matters that will only arise on separation, annulment of your marriage, divorce or even death. This type of an agreement is referred to as a Marriage Contract.

In a Marriage Contract, the spouses may deal with:

  • Ownership in or division of property
  • Support
  • Children's education and moral training
  • Any other matter

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A Cohabitation Agreement is similar to a Marriage Contract. It is designed to accommodate the wishes of people who are living together, or intend to live together, but who will not marry. In it they may deal with the same subjects that may be dealt with in a Marriage Contract and they are subject to the same restrictions.

If the parties to a Cohabitation Agreement later marry each other, the agreement is deemed to be a Marriage Contract

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A man and a woman - whether legally married or not, or same sex couple, who have cohabited may enter into an agreement once they are living separate and apart, and may agree to their respective rights and obligations, including, but not limited to:

  • Ownership in or division of property
  • Support obligations
  • Right to direct the education and moral training of their children
  • Right to custody and access to their children
  • Any other matter in the settlement of their affair

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For more information on these matters kindly contact our Law Office. Our office hours are Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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Address: Suite 101, 294 Rink Street at Rubidge StreetGary Ainsworth Law Office
Mailing Address:
294 Rink Street, Suite 101,
Peterborough, ON K9J 2K2
Fax:: 705.749.0633

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