Moving in with your “significant other” is an exciting time! It is a time filled with hope, anticipation, and enthusiasm for the future. Why would you ever think of consulting a Whitby family law lawyer about an Ontario Cohabitation Agreement? Because life frequently does not go according to plan. Sometimes, it seems that the wheels fell off the bus. At M. G. Michaels & Associates, our Whitby cohabitation lawyers can help protect your interests with an Ontario Cohabitation Agreement in Whitby, Ajax, Pickering, Oshawa and across Durham Region.
Life altering decisions, like choosing to live with someone, come with some apprehension or uncertainty of the unknown. Or, even if you have no anxieties whatsoever about your decision to move in with your significant other, the pragmatic part of your brain may nudge you to want to prepare for the “what if” that can happen – namely, what if the relationship ends in some unexpected way such as a break-up or death? How will your property and income be dealt with if this happens?
Our Whitby cohabitation lawyers at M. G. Michaels & Associates explain Ontario Cohabitation Agreements below. Our pragmatic approach to Ontario Cohabitation Agreements is simple: hope for the best and prepare for the worst. This way, you are protected from a family law perspective, and can enjoy this big step in your life with the peace of mind of knowing that you and your partner are on the same page. You are both protected in the event of a breakdown of the relationship, and can sleep soundly with that knowledge. Ontario Cohabitation Agreements are legal contracts, and as such, are legally enforceable.