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Family Law

Marriage Contracts & Cohabitation Agreements


A marriage contract or a cohabitation agreement can override what Ontario law would otherwise govern for property division for spouses upon separation. These types of agreements can also supersede spousal support rights or obligations.


Cohabitation agreements can also become a marriage contract if you should later marry. Our team of Kitchener family law lawyers has the expertise to assist you in seeking to have a cohabitation or marriage contract drafted, in order to protect your rights and interests prior to or during cohabitation and marriage.

  Wedding rings and signing a contract






We provide custom agreements tailored to your unique needs.


We understand that these issues are sensitive and delicate issues that lawyers need to handle with not only skill but also with diplomacy and empathy. If you are seeking to have an agreement drafted, our Kitchener law firm can assist you in protecting your assets and future income in the unfortunate event of a breakdown of the relationship or the death of a spouse/partner. For those clients who enter a relationship with significant assets and wealth, such an agreement will be an invaluable and integral part of your financial and estate planning.


Second marriages can have their own set of legal issues.


If you are getting married for a second time, there are a range of legal questions and concerns that you should consider. You can turn to the experienced Kitchener family law lawyers at Sherman Law LLP for the knowledgeable assistance that you require. In these circumstances, a marriage contract can bring you peace of mind, while effectively protecting your assets, your rights, and ensuring that your children will be cared for sufficiently.





Do you want to learn more about marriage contracts and cohabitation agreements?


 For over 40 years, clients have trusted in our ability to explain more than simply their legal rights and obligations in a separation or a divorce. We are confident that you will appreciate our professionalism and personalized service.To benefit from our knowledge and experience with respect to marriage contracts and cohabitation agreements, please contact 519-884-0034 or send us an email. Many of our clients are referred to us by former and current clients, as well as by lawyers, accountants, and financial advisors. We serve clients in Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph, Stratford, Hamilton, London and surrounding areas.




Connect with a lawyer in our firm with expertise in this area

Aubrey J.  Sherman

  Aubrey J.  Sherman