Protecting Your Rights And Interests

Preparation is paramount in law, and while it's not the most romantic notion, you should also be prepared for the unforeseen in your relationship. A solid marriage contract or cohabitation agreement can strengthen your marriage or relationship by removing potential sources of conflict, and protect your rights and property interests should "happily ever after" become a grim fairy tale. Our lawyers will craft an agreement that will stand the test of time, should your relationship not.

How We Can Help

At The Ross Firm, we have extensive experience in all aspects of domestic contracts. We can draft an agreement, review a proposed agreement or provide an advisory opinion about the validity or strength of an existing agreement.

The Ross Firm can apply its expertise on your behalf in matters involving:

  • Marriage agreements — Also called prenuptial agreements or postnuptial agreements, these documents can protect assets and define other responsibilities.
  • Cohabitation agreements — These agreements allow unmarried couples to define their relationships and responsibilities should a breakup occur.
  • Separation agreements — A separation agreement enables the partners in a marriage or common-law relationship to define property rights, child and spousal support, and custody and access issues when they are no longer living together.

Prenuptial And Cohabitation Agreements

Typically, these documents specify how property is to be divided should there be a divorce or breakup in a relationship. A cohabitation agreement can also specify the financial arrangements between the couple during the course of the relationship. Prenuptial agreements are often used to protect the inheritance rights of children from previous marriages, though they have many other uses.

Our lawyers will carefully review your situation and craft an agreement that can protect your rights and achieve your goals. Full disclosure of property is essential. As thorough and disciplined lawyers, we will work diligently to ensure that your agreement protects your rights and can stand the test of time.

The Ross Firm represents clients throughout southwestern Ontario, including Goderich, Hanover, Sarnia, Port Elgin, Owen Sound, Kincardine, Stratford and Walkerton.

Separation Agreement Lawyers

When a marriage or relationship is coming to an end and the parties are in general agreement, a separation agreement can be used to settle major issues involving division of property, parenting arrangements and support. The Ross Firm has experience drafting such agreements. Should a married couple wish to proceed to a divorce, the separation agreement can serve as the basis for a final settlement.

Contact A Domestic Contracts Lawyer

To learn more about our services and how we can help you, contact The Ross Firm in Goderich, Stratford and Kincardine, Ontario.