If you are considering a separation in Ontario, Canada, you may need a separation agreement to legally document the terms of the separation. A separation agreement is a written contract between you and your spouse that outlines the terms and conditions of your separation, including custody and support arrangements, property division, and more. Here’s an example of what a separation agreement in Ontario could look like:
Separation Agreement Between [Husband’s Name] and [Wife’s Name]
This separation agreement (the “Agreement”) is entered into on [Date] between [Husband’s Name] (“Husband”) and [Wife’s Name] (“Wife”).
1. Separation Date. Husband and Wife acknowledge that they have separated as of [Date] and have decided to live separate and apart.
2. Custody and Access. Husband and Wife have agreed to joint custody of their children, [Name of Child 1] and [Name of Child 2]. Husband and Wife have agreed to a schedule for access and visitation as follows: [Details of visitation schedule].
3. Child Support. Husband has agreed to pay child support to Wife for the benefit of the children in the amount of [Amount] per month. This amount is based on the Federal Child Support Guidelines and takes into account the income of both parties and the custody arrangement.
4. Spousal Support. Husband has agreed to pay spousal support to Wife in the amount of [Amount] per month for a period of [Duration] years. This amount is based on the Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines and takes into account the income of both parties, the length of the marriage, and other relevant factors.
5. Property Division. Husband and Wife have agreed to divide their property and assets as follows [Details of property division].
6. Full and Final Settlement. Husband and Wife agree that this Agreement represents a full and final settlement of all legal claims and rights that either party may have against the other arising from the marriage and its breakdown.
7. Independent Legal Advice. Both Husband and Wife acknowledge that they have had the opportunity to obtain independent legal advice with respect to this Agreement and have chosen to proceed without legal representation.
8. Governing Law. This Agreement and its interpretation shall be governed by the laws of the Province of Ontario.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have executed this Agreement as of the date first above written.
[Husband’s Signature] [Wife’s Signature]
If you are considering a separation in Ontario, it is important to consult with a family lawyer to ensure that your separation agreement meets all legal requirements and protects your interests. A well-drafted separation agreement can help to minimize conflict and provide certainty for both parties during a difficult time.