How to Have a Valid and Enforceable Separation Agreement

November 18th, 2014 by John Schuman

The Ontario Family Law Podcast deals with issues related to marriage, separation, divorce, child welfare and even some children’s rights issues. The main host is John Schuman, a family lawyer, mediator, arbitrator and collaborative lawyer is the partner managing the Family Law Group at Devry Smith Frank LLP.

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Learn How To Have a Valid and Enforceable Separation Agreement.

The vast majority of separated couples do not have a judge or arbitrator to decide how they are going to live the rest of their lives. A vast majority of people come to an agreement to settle their matters after the end of their marriage or common-law relationship. In that way, they ensure that they live their lives after separation as they want to. People are typically much happier when they resolve matters by way of a separation agreement instead of a final order imposed by a judge.

However, if a separated couple wants certainty and finality in their agreement, there are rules they have to follow. Ontario Law allows separations agreements to be thrown out if they are not properly written or negotiated. This podcast goes over those rules.

Separation agreements are often the best way to bring finality to a relationship with a former spouse or partner. However, to ensure that the agreement is final and brings the parties the finality that they want and need, they need to follow the steps and rules set out in this podcast.

Do You have a Valid and Enforceable Separation Agreement?

For more information regarding separation agreements or any other family law related matters, please contact Toronto family lawyer John Schuman at 416-446-5080.

This podcast is provided for general information only. It does not constitute legal advice with regard to any specific situation.

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