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Domestic contracts and multigenerational households

We often discuss the importance of domestic contracts because they are a crucial tool couples can use to keep numerous complex factors organized. From property division to how debt responsibility is assigned when a relationship comes to an end, a contract can help couples avoid heated, emotional disputes in the future. Can these types of contracts be used to lessen the chance of arguments in a multigenerational home?

3 types of domestic contracts

When a couple faces a decision centered on the future of their relationship, they often turn to the legal system for guidance and stability. Fortunately, couples in Ontario have options to help them resolve the difficulties they are facing.

Covid 19: Considerations for Implementing the Mandatory Mask Order

On Friday June 26, 2020, Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Public Health issued an Order under s.22 of the Health Protection and Promotion Act that requires businesses and municipal facilities to prohibit entry to people who are not wearing a face covering, with specific exemptions noted. Despite these clearly stated exemptions, a number of people in the community have reported being refused service because their face is not covered. This blog post will take a look at competing rights and obligations when it comes to face coverings under the current Order.

Cohabitation agreements help couples prepare for the unforeseen

Many couples are choosing to join their lives formally, although not through marriage. With more couples cohabiting in Ontario, the necessity of having cohabitation agreements in place becomes clear.

There are rules under family law when it comes to living together in a romantic relationship, and it’s important to be aware of what those are and what to do about them.

CoVid-19 and Delayed Marriages Part 1: Break-ups

For many couples, a lot of planning goes in to their wedding day. The current global Covid-19 pandemic and State of Emergency in Ontario have thrown a wrench into the wedding plans of many couples. A cancelled wedding can cause a lot of headache - but it can also have a big impact on the legal rights of couples. Over the next few posts, our blog will be taking a look at some of these impacts. To do this, we are using hypothetical scenarios, specifically written to showcase certain issues. You should not attempt to apply these hypothetical scenarios to real-world situations: if you have questions about your own situation, please contact a lawyer.