Cohabitation Agreement Ontario
I am pleased to announce the official launch of the Cohab-O-Matic wizard on www.dynamiclegalforms.com! The Cohab-O-Matic allows you to quickly and conveniently create your own Cohabitation Agreement.
You can start the Cohab-O-Matic wizard by click on the “Get Started” button below:
About Cohabiting Couples in Ontario
The number and proportion of cohabiting couples vis-à-vis married couples has been on the rise over the past decade: http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2011/as-sa/98-312-x/98-312-x2011001-eng.cfm#a2. Presently, there are about 400,000 common law couples in Ontario, representing about 11% of all families in Ontario.
But there is a big misconception that cohabiting couples either have the same rights and obligations as married spouses (which they don’t) or don’t have any rights at all (which they do / can have) when it comes to things like support, ownership and division of property, and estate entitlements.
A Cohabitation Agreement is a domestic agreement between non-married adults who want to either avoid or create financial obligations that may arise from their cohabiting or eventual marriage. Our Cohab-O-Matic is like Turbo-Tax for creating an Ontario Cohabitation Agreement.
Without a Cohabitation Agreement, cohabiting couples may have to battle it out in court to determine their legal rights, entitlements and obligations.
Here’s the press release that went out to announce the launch of the Cohab-O-Matic: